English Language Acquisition

The responsibilities of this Nogales Unified School District No. 1 department are to ensure that the district is in compliance with state and federal laws which govern the language development and academic growth of the English Language Learners (ELLs) in our district.

This department is instrumental in the identification and reporting of ELLs, the administration of state language assessments, and the determination of their English language proficiency level. The department ensures that all school sites have current language designations and required documentation for all of their students, to enable schools to provide appropriate program placements and services. This department works closely with the school improvement department to provide Structured English Immersion (SEI) Program support to district and site administrators, specialists, teachers, and parents. Our goal is to enable our students in NUSD to gain English proficiency while achieving academic competency.


Contact Information

Minerva Valenzuela, English Language Acquisition Coordinator 
310 West Plum Street
Nogales, AZ 85621
Phone: (520) 397-7929
Fax: (520) 287-0810