Transitional Bilingual Education

  • The Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) Program is a mandated full-time program for students of the same language background when there are 20 or more students as required by law. 

    The program helps students to succeed in academic subjects and learn English. The classes count toward graduation requirements.  The program is designed to allow EL students to successfully perform at their ability level while they learn English and transition into English-only classes.  Academic instruction in all required subjects areas is provided in the student’s first language while they learn English.  The instructional goal of the program is to meet academic achievement standards for grade promotion and to become proficient in English.

    This program is offered to students who speak Spanish in grades K through 12 in self-contained classes.  At the middle and high school levels, all courses required for graduation are offered in Spanish, English as a Second Language, and/or English to meet the linguistic needs of this population.


    Century Oaks Elementary 
    Channing Elementary 
    Coleman Elementary
    Creekside Elementary
    Garfield Elementary
    Glenbrook Elementary
    Hanover Countryside Elem
    Harriet Gifford Elementary
    Heritage Elementary
    Highland Elementary
    Hillcrest Elementary
    Hilltop Elementary
    Horizon Elementary - PreK
    Huff Elementary
    Illinois Park - Center for Early Learning
    Independence - Center for Early 
    Laurel Hill Elementary
    Lincoln Elementary
    Lords Park Elementary
    Lowrie Elementary
    McKinley Elementary
    More at 4 Center for Early Learning
    Nature Ridge Elementary
    Oakhill Elementary
    Ontarioville Elementary
    Otter Creek Elementary
    Parkwood Elementary
    Ridge Circle Elementary
    Sheridan Elementary 
    Sunnydale Elementary
    Timber Trails Elementary
    Washington Elementary

    Abbott Middle School
    Ellis Middle School
    Kimball Middle School
    Larsen Middle School 
    Tefft Middle School
    Bartlett High School
    Elgin High School
    Larkin High School
    Streamwood High School
    South Elgin High School