Where Excellence is Expected

Fort Collins

High School

Where Excellence is Expected

Where Excellence is Expected

English Language Development

The English Language Development (ELD) Department at Fort Collins High School welcomes emerging bilingual students from Newcomer Level 1 through Monitor 2. The picture below shows how students progress through our ELD program at FCHS. A printable version is included under Documents.


Flow Chart

Newcomer Program: 

We are fortunate, at Fort Collins High School, to house one of the four locations within Poudre School District for Newcomer students. The Newcomer program is designed for students who have no previous experience (or very limited previous experience) with English. We currently have students from all over the world in our newcomer and ELD program here at FCHS. Languages represented include Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, and Vietnamese.  

Department Team

Department Leader

Mary Beth Cheversia

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.