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This page has a variety of resources to assist parents of multilingual students as you work with your student to acquire proficiency and fluency in the English language.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Homeschool Teacher (HST) or Lisa Mesa, Director of School Support and English Language Development, at lisa.mesa@missionvistaacademy.org. We are always here for you and happy to help.

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Biliteracy Recognition Program

This is a new program for students in grades 3 - 8 who want to begin learning a world language in addition to English. This is a voluntary program that aims to honor and affirm students' home languages and culture and to encourage a study of languages toward becoming multilingual. Successful completion of this program as a middle schooler will prepare the student for working toward the State Seal of Biliteracy, as a high schooler (more information below).

There are three pathway options depending on the grade, interest, and purpose of the student. Please see the informational handouts below. If you are interested in registering for this program, please let your HST know or contact Lisa Mesa, lisa.mesa@missionvistaacademy.org.

Biliteracy Participation Pathway Home Language Pathway Biliteracy Attainment Pathway


State Seal of Biliteracy

The State Seal of Biliteracy is an award given to graduating seniors who have proven fluency in one or more languages, in addition to English. It is marked by a gold seal on the student’s high school diploma. For more information, contact Lisa Mesa or your high school counselor and also see the State Seal of Biliteracy Parent Flyer.

DELAC

The District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC)’s purpose is to advise and provide input on issues pertaining to English Learners (ELs) and the school’s formal plans. It is also a great way to foster a better involvement so that working together, parents and staff can increase the academic achievement of our EL population.

For questions about the DELAC, please contact Lisa Mesa, Director of School Support and English Language Development, at lisa.mesa@missionvistaacademy.org.

DELAC Meeting Schedule

Dates and times are subject to change, though unlikely. Zoom links will be shared with families by their HST and can be accessed in the Mission Minute.

Meeting Date Times Agenda Minutes
October 19, 2021 1:00 p.m. Agenda Minutes
November 16, 2021 1:00 p.m. Agenda Minutes
January 18, 2022 1:00 p.m. Agenda Minutes
March 15, 2022 1:00 p.m.
Agenda Minutes
May 17, 2022 1:00 p.m. Agenda

Previous Meeting Agendas and Minutes