The Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS) operates within the Arizona Department of Education. Pursuant to A.R.S. 15-756, OELAS develops guidelines for monitoring school districts and charter schools to ensure compliance with all federal and state laws regarding English language learners, develops programs to enhance all aspects of training for teachers and administrators, publishes English language learner policy guidelines for school districts and charter schools notifying school districts and charter schools of their responsibilities and provides technical assistance to school districts and charter schools to implement structured English immersion programs.
OELAS operates under the Arizona Department of Education mission:
- The Arizona Department of Education is a service organization committed to raising academic outcomes and empowering parents.
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Infographic - Arizona English Learner Determination and Services: Flow-chart
SEI Model Implementation Guide, 2023-2024 School Year
High School Credit Guidance - FAQ from the Webinar (5.17.23)
Legal Cases and Laws Surrounding Arizona EL Programs and Services
Webinar Wednesdays with OELAS
Use the link above to view and get resources from previous webinars as well as register for upcoming webinar opportunities!
To register for upcoming webinars, please log-in to your ADE Connect Account and access your APLD application. When there, you can narrow the category to "Office of English Language Acquisition Services" or search "Webinar Wednesday" to register.