Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
CLDE Program Overview
Our CLDE Vision:
To provide culturally and linguistically diverse learners with equitable access to cohesive learning opportunities that accelerate their social and academic English.
D2 will provide meaningful access to grade-level content and increase Multilingual Learners' (MLs) overall achievement through the implementation of research-based English Language Development teaching methods and collaboration by our highly qualified CLDE educators.
Our CLDE Mission:
The mission of the D2 CLDE program is to promote a safe, encouraging, and equitable learning environment for all MLs. Implementation of research-based English Language Development teaching methods and collaboration by our highly qualified CLDE educators and paraprofessionals contributes to measurable growth and proficiency in Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing as well as all content areas.
CLDE Models and Support Programs
- Sheltered Instruction Protocol (SIOP)
- National Geographic Language Learning
- Imagine Learning
State Language Proficiency Assessments
For more information on state language proficiency assessments, follow this link from the Colorado Department of Education: ACCESS Testing
There are 51 different languages represented in the Harrison School District Two CLDE Program. Spanish is the dominant language of all Multilingual Learners (MLs) at 93%.
The top six home languages are Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Dari (Faris, Eastern), Arabic, and Swahili.
We provide language services to over 1000 active NEP/LEP students and oversee over 490 ELL Monitor students.
ML students make up about 27% of the total district enrollment.
WIDA Self-Paced eWorkshops for Professional Learning
(classes can be used to meet the requirements of the Colorado Department of Education Recertification Program).
CLDE Parent/Community Newsletter
Each quarter, the CLDE department publishes a Parent/Community newsletter with resources for families and any important updates. Check out our Quarterly Parent/Community Newsletters:
Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education Program
Harrison School District 2
Administration Building, Rm 232
1060 Harrison Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
CLDE Department Staff:
CLDE Program Director
CLDE Secretary to the Director/Program Secretary
CLDE Instructional Coordinator
CLDE Support Coordinator
Dr. Annette Ontiveros
.6 CLDE Instructional Coordinator
CLDE Bilingual Tester/Instructional Para