English Learner (EL) Services
English Learner (EL) Services


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Our department meets the individual needs of linguistically and culturally diverse students by providing equitable opportunities and advocating for every English learner in every school.


Our department empowers all English learners to be globally engaged by meeting their linguistic and academic needs within their socio-cultural contexts. We provide high-quality, rigorous, and engaging instructional supports through research/evidence-based practices. We collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure equitable access that impacts achievement and opportunity gaps, so English learners graduate college and career-ready.

Visit the U.S. Department of Education website regarding "Questions and Answers on the Rights of Limited-English Proficient Students."

Please visit our Family and Community Engagement site to find out updated information and to learn about available resources:

Department Contact Information

CMS International Center

(Formerly Collinswood Language Academy Off Scaleybark Road)

4000 Applegate Road
Charlotte, NC 28209

CMS Education Center

4421 Stuart Andrew Blvd, Suite 350
Charlotte, NC 28​217
P: 980.343​.3784
Courier # 670
P: 980.343.1002
Courier # 835A
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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