Alternative Language Services

In order to prepare Limited English Proficient students to function in a global society, Ogden School District will provide the necessary services to ensure equal access to all educational opportunities.

Graduation CapAlternative Language Services are designed to ensure academic rigor, cultural relevance, positive learning environments, and ongoing English language learning for students learning English as a Second or Other Language.

All Ogden City School District students learning English as a second language receive specific, targeted instruction in English Language Development.Teachers throughout the district and at each school are trained in appropriate methods of instruction including the use of Sheltered Instruction (as per the SIOP model), best practices and current research regarding these practices.

Included in this page are documents and links to demonstrate our methods and instructional practices and program offering.

For more information regarding Alternative Language Services (ALS), English as a Second Language (ESL), as well as the curriculum and learning standards for English language learners, you may select the link below for Utah State Office of Education English Language Learners Page at:

USBE English Learners (ELs), Immigrants and Refugees


Utah has adopted the WIDA Standards as our new English Language Proficiency Standards. All teachers in Ogden will be trained to use these as part of their instructional strategies. Please go to www.wida.us/standards/elp.aspx to view these standards, their Can-Do Descriptors, resources, and more. Thank you to those schools who have completed their training and have begun implementing these research-based standards!

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