Multilingual Learners

The Carmel Clay Schools Multilingual Learner (MLL) program is committed to educational excellence and continuous achievement for all learners. 

The MLL program at Carmel Clay Schools serves over 1,200 students. We have more than 100 languages represented among our student body from over 80 countries across the globe.

The goal of the MLL program is to raise the English proficiency of all students to that of native English speakers at their respective grade levels. Once a student becomes fluent in both basic communication skills as well as academic language, the student is exited from the program. 

Carmel Clay Schools provides certified teachers and dedicated MLL Intervention Teachers to deliver targeted MLL instruction and integrate support within general education classrooms for students in the program. The district also fosters collaboration through Multilingual Learner ToRs (Teachers of Record) who partner closely with other school faculty and staff to develop and implement effective instructional strategies that enable MLL students to achieve academic success, develop strong language skills, and feel empowered to thrive in their new environment.

Since 2015, Carmel Clay Schools' Multilingual Learner population has grown by 111%.

Students at Carmel Clay Schools speak more than 100 home languages. For the 2023-2024 school year, Carmel Clay Schools has 1,267 Multilingual Learners.