English Learner (EL) Program

  • ENGLISH  LEARNER (EL) PROGRAM

    High School District 211 offers complete English as a Second Language curriculum serving over 500 English learners who speak more than 40 different languages.  District 211 also offers free ESL classes for adults, as well as Spanish language courses for Spanish-speaking students.  District 211 is proud of its linguistic and cultural diversity and is committed to providing extraordinary opportunities for all of our students and families.

EL Contact Information

  • To learn more about the English Language Learner Programs in School District 211, contact us by email or by phone.

    Palatine High School

    Seju C. Jain

    ESL Department Chair  

    847-755- 1600

    William Fremd High School

    Arron McCurley

    ESL Department Chair 

    847-755-2600

    James B. Conant High School

    Margaret Comes

    ESL Department Chair 

    847-755-3600

    Schaumburg High School

    Leanne Fanelli

    ESL Department Chair 

    847-755- 4600

    Hoffman Estates High School

    Alex Bernstein

    ESL Department Chair  

    847-755-5600

    District 211

    Jacquese Gilbert

    D211 Director for English Learner Program 

     847-755-6725

Title I

  • Title I Program

    • Title I is a federally funded program that serves students at Palatine High School, Hoffman Estates High School, and District 211 North Campus who are in need of improving essential skill sets in reading and mathematics. The District 211 Title I Program began in 2010 and offers special instructional opportunities for designated students who need extra assistance to reach standards in those areas. District 211 operates Title I in partnership with the parents of these students. 


    Overview of the Title I Program

    • Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to state and local educational agencies to meet the needs of at-risk children. Title I funds are federal monies that are received by our state. The State Educational Agencies forward these monies to school districts who qualify. District 211 has several schools that qualify for this additional assistance.  Palatine High School qualifies as a school-wide Title I program, meaning that all students at Palatine High School can benefit from these services. 


    Title I Program Goals

    • The main goal of Title I is to provide instructional services and activities which support students in meeting the state’s challenging performance standards. The Title I program strives to increase academic achievement by providing direct instructional support to students and effective professional development for teachers. It is also the goal of the Title I program to promote parent education and involvement. 


    What the Title I Program Offers

    • The Title I program offers many benefits to students. For example, the Title I program has provided the following services, many of which have benefitted your child:
      • Teacher Assistants for reading and/or math classes
      • Tutoring center and additional tutors
      • Books and supplies
      • Calculators
      • Guest speakers
      • Additional teaching materials, software, or technology which supplement instruction
      • Title I Social Work services
      • Title I Attendance Interventionist
      • The Title I program also offers opportunities for professional development for school staff.

Title I Contact Information

  • To learn more about the Title I Programs in School District 211, contact us by email or by phone.

    Palatine High School

    Kim Glaser

    Title I Administrator

    847-755- 1600

    Hoffman Estates High School

    Tom Mocon

    Title I Administrator

    847-755-5600

    District 211

    Jacquese Gilbert

    D211 Director for Title I

    847-755-6725