English Learners (EL)
Mission and Goals
Colfax-Mingo Community School District strives to prepare English Learners who are socially and academically confident, bicultural, and multilingual through welcoming and engaging students and their families in the educational process.
Increase the percentage of ELs making growth on at least one subtest of the annual English language proficiency assessment.
Decrease the number of Long-Term English Learners (LTELs – defined as more than four full academic years in the Colfax-Mingo EL program).
- ESL Reading
- ESL Intermediate
- ESL English Language Development
Seal of Biliteracy
The State of Iowa adopted the Seal of Biliteracy in 2018-19 to officially recognize high school graduates who are literate in more than one language. Colfax-Mingo High School offers the Seal of Biliteracy to graduating seniors who demonstrate proficiency in English and at least one other language through approved assessments. Students must be able to read, write, listen, and speak in the language in which they test.