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Class of 2021 Diploma Pick-Up
Class of 2021 graduates can pick up their diplomas at Rich East High School (300 Sauk Trail, Park Forest, IL 60466)
Monday - Thursday from 8:00am - 12:00pm until July 22nd. 

Please enter through Door 9 (located in the parking lot off Sauk Trail)
Voice Recognition

English Learners

English Language Learners


The Rich Township High School District 227 English Learners program serves high school students who may require supports to strengthen their language proficiency. We provide a full schedule for all students, regardless of language background or when they enter the program. Students are placed in one of four levels based on their English proficiency. 

This comprehensive English language program focuses on English language learning and literacy development in reading, writing, speaking, and listening with the goal to continue the students’ education and contribute to the social, economic, and political life of the United States. The curriculum focuses around WIDA, College Readiness, and Common Core State Standards. There is also a heavy focus on helping students integrate successfully into the academic and social life of the school. 

Our goals are: 

  • To provide English Learners high-quality instruction that leads to proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and understanding English through English Language Development Classes in order to achieve academic success in an all English curriculum.? 

  • To provide English Learners instruction that leads to the mastery of the Illinois and Common Core State Standards in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies through Sheltered Instruction.? 

  • To provide English Learners an educational environment that will enable students to maintain confidence and a positive identity with their cultural heritage and first language. This can be through one of the district’s language immersion programs, multicultural education professional development, clubs and/or school events.? 

  • To provide parents of English Learners the opportunity to participate and support their child’s educational experience and the opportunity to shape the district’s English Language Learner program.? 

  • To analyze student achievement annually and determine needed resources to ensure that English Learners are effectively served in ELD and in their core content courses.? 

The program strives to ensure that students gain the skills to be academically proficient in English in all language domains (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) and to ensure equal access to core content and understanding of the mainstream culture in an inclusive school community. 

If you are looking for free Adult ESL / GED classes, please contact: 

Prairie State College: (708) 709-3790 or visit?www.prairiestate.edu/adulted

Contact Information

ELL Resource Teacher-East
(708) 679-7606
ELL Teacher-South
(708) 679-3062
ELL Teacher-Central and East
(708) 679-5774
ELL Instructional Assistant 

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