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Categorical Programs

We believe it is critical for all students to acquire academic English, be able to speak at a proficient level and meet rigorous state standards. Our charge and mission are to Close The Achievement Gap. Making our schools work for all students, regardless of their background, condition, or circumstances, is a priority for Evergreen School District. Strong schools, where all students learn at high levels, remain the best investment for producing well-educated citizens.

The Categorical Department stands firm on these beliefs and will continue to move forward to meet the needs of all students and prepare them for a post-graduate education. Meaningful and effective curriculum aligned with rigorous standards and assessments combined with a structure for parents to have opportunities to become empowered and knowledgeable about their child’s education will ensure that we meet our goals.

“Whatever It Takes…Our Kids Are Worth It!”

Commitment to Excellence

The Categorical Programs Department is committed to reaching academic excellence for all students. As such, on-going program review is essential. The West Ed Four Dimensional District Study and the English Language Learner Master Plan provide the foundation for all categorical programs.

English Language Learner Program

The English Language Learner Program is based on the California Department of Education’s English Language Development Standards. The goal of Evergreen's program is to ensure that all English learners benefit from the full district curriculum. The program includes professional growth for teachers and parents and many opportunities for families to learn together. For detailed information, please see Evergreen School District's Master Plan.


Connie Cornejo
ELD Department Secretary
phone: (408) 270-6818 ~ fax: (408) 270-3206

California English Language Development Test (CELDT)

The CELDT test is designed to Identify students who are limited English proficient, determine the level of English language proficiency, and assess the progress of limited English proficient students in acquiring the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.


Zari Flores
ELD Assessment Specialist
phone: (408) 270-6820 ~ fax: (408) 270-3206

Title 1

The purpose of Evergreen School District's Title I program is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.


Rhonda Cowdery
Title I Secretary
phone: (408) 532-2175

Migrant Education Program

The Evergreen School District Migrant Ed Program (MEP) ensures that migratory children not only are provided with appropriate education services, including supportive services that address their special needs, but also that such children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet.


Lucia Velez
Migrant Case Manager
phone: (408) 270-6821 / (408) 270-4539

District Advisory Committee

The District Advisory Committee is comprised of representatives from each of the 18 School Site Councils. This committee meets five times a year with the purpose of advising the school district in the development of educational programs that receive categorical funding. While voting members are elected to their positions, all meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held in the Teacher Center (3188 Quimby Road) from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

View more information about DAC including agendas, materials and minutes.

DELAC and DAC Meeting Topics

10/18 ELAC Parent Training 10/11 SSC Parent Training
10/25 LCAP & Data Analysis
"The Profile of a Learner"
10/25 LCAP & Data Analysis
"The Profile of a Learner"
1/31 Nutrition with Lida Gaines 11/29 Child Nutrition Services Guest Speaker: Lida Gaines
2/28 LCAP Update
and Stakeholder Feedback
"The Profile of a Learner"
2/28 LCAP Update
and Stakeholder Feedback
"The Profile of a Learner"
3/28 Instruction foe ELs
New Assessment: ELPAC Instructional Materials
3/21 English Learners and Other Students w/ Special Needs
What Can be Done?
4/25 Reclassification
Home Language Survey
5/2 21st Century Skill Building
Enrichment and Extra-Curricula Needs Assessment
5/30 Needs Assessment
Parent Engagement Policy
Safety (parking/driving)

Regular meetings are held in the Teacher Center
3188 Quimby Rd, San Jose, CA 95148
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Denise Williams

Director Denise Williams
3188 Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95148-3099
phone: (408) 270–6830
fax: (408) 270-3206

Evergreen School District

  • 3188 Quimby Road
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  • San Jose, CA 95148
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  • Phone: 408-270-6800
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  • Fax: 408-274-3894
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