• Welcome to the Birmingham Public Schools high school English Language Development (ELD) page!

    Multilingual Learners from Groves and Seaholm high schools who qualify for ELD support attend such courses at Seaholm High School.

    Highlights of the high school ELD program include:

    • 1:1 Technology - All high school students who participate in ELD 1, ELD 2, and ELD 3 have access to Google Chromebooks to use in class to facilitate individualized learning

    • Classroom library - The high school ELD classroom has an extensive library of leveled fiction and non-fiction titles selected specifically for students in the ELD program

    • ESL conversation partners - ELs are paired with native English-speaking students to facilitate speaking progress and to build camaraderie

    • Thanksgiving celebration - Students share food from their native country with peers prior to the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday

    • Service-learning field trip - Students plan and participate in a class volunteer project and field trip to benefit a community charitable organization