English Learner (EL)

Mission Statement

The Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) provides a program of language instruction so that students meet the same challenging academic content and student achievement standards that all students are expected to meet while they develop English language proficiency.

Who registers at the EL Office?

If a language other than English is spoken in your home, or your child was born outside the United States, register your child for school at the Office of English Learner (EL) Services. All families who may need assistance with English may also register at the EL Office. Please call 703-619-8022 for more information.

For more information on registering, visit www.acps.k12.va.us/enroll/.

EL Office:
1340 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314

Tel: 703-619-8022
Hours: 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Open to public: 8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Student registrations/new sign-ins: 8:30 am. - 2:00 p.m.
(Spanish and Amharic speakers on staff)

EL Program Information


Translation and Interpretation Services

Foreign Student Exchange Programs

Contact the EL Office for information related to foreign student exchange programs. Note that ACPS does not accept students on F1 visas.

Contact Information

Photo of Bethany Nickerson Bethany Nickerson
Executive Director of EL Services
Alexandria City Public Schools
1340 Braddock Place
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel: 703-619-8022