• Language Acquisition

  • Yakima School District is proud to serve a linguistically and culturally diverse community. Approximately one third of our students are identifed as English Language Learners.  As such, we are a Sheltered Instruction district.  Sheltered Instruction integrates English language development with academic content learning using English as the language of instruction.  In Sheltered Instruction, teachers use instructional strategies to support both English language development and academic grade-level content.