Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs

Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs

Welcome to the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs (OMCP)



This website represents our commitment to informing, connecting, and engaging with our staff, our families, and our communities by providing information and resources for all our stakeholders. If you want to learn more about our current programs and policies, we encourage you to download the 2016-17 English Language Learners Program Handbook

To find the documents and materials that have been translated into the 8 major languages spoken by our students and families please click on the corresponding language below: Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, French, Khmer, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese. Some documents may be available in Nepali as well.






Immigrant Children and Youth (ICY) Summer Program 2017


  • For the flyer and application combo in multiple languages, click here
  • For a powerpoint slideshow with information about the ICY Summer Program 2017, click here
  • If you received an acceptance letter please complete an Emergency Contact Form and a Photo Permission Form. Please click on the banners below.


Bilingual Teaching Opportunities for Outstanding Individuals


To download the SDB Bilingual Teacher Recruitment Flyer, please click here

Bilingual Elementary Teaching Positions:

The School District of Philadelphia is expanding dual language programs and seeking elementary-certified teaching candidates who speak both Spanish and English to join us in providing exceptional education that is bilingual, bicultural, and biliterate.

Benefits of being a bilingual teacher in our district include:

  • Opportunities to shape the education of culturally and linguistically diverse young scholars in Philadelphia

  • Both established and nascent programs offer a community of insight as well as innovation

  • Professional development offered by multiple district offices

  • Coaching and professional development among bilingual colleagues provided by the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs

For more information on bilingual teaching opportunities:



For more information on Dual Language Education:




  •  We are hiring ESOL Tutors

You can download the ESOL Tutors' brochure here.

  • ELL Enrollment and Identification Process During Transition to Infinite Campus

The new Student Information System (SIS), Infinite Campus, will go live February 21, 2017. The SCN will not be available to enter new data as of February 15, 2017.  The memo below details the process that will be followed for identification of new ELL students. This process will be followed until a school-based designee is trained in completing the ELL screens in Infinite Campus. If you have questions, please contact your Multilingual Manager.

Click here to download the Infinite Campus Transition Stepper

Click here to download the New ESOL Students' Spreadsheet

For the most updated version of the EH-40, please refer to http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/s/student-placement. You can also click here to download the EH-40 (Rev 02/16/2017)
  • New Student Information System (SIS)
FAQs, key documents and training presentations and videos can be found at http://SISHelp.philasd.org. You can also email SISProject@philasd.org or call 215-400-5555 with any questions.
  • Post-Exit Monitoring Forms

Forms must be completed by January 17, 2017. A copy must be kept in the student's English Language Learner (ELL) data folder/envelope which is inserted inside the student's Pupil Pocket, and another copy must be sent to your Multilingual Manager following the guidelines sent on December 9, 2016.

  • School Selection Process

Information regarding the School Selection Process is available here.

  •  LeGare Advocacy Process

The School District of Philadelphia is committed to providing all students with equal opportunities to participate in the High School Selection process.  Special populations of students which include students with disabilities, English Language Learners and students with 504 Plans are encouraged to participate in the High School Selection process.  This advocacy process is used exclusively for students currently in eighth grade applying to ninth grade. Please click here for more information.

  • Free word-to-word glossaries for PSSA/Keystone Exams

This website has free word-to-word glossaries in over 10 languages that can be downloaded and used by ELLs during Math and Science PSSA as well as the Biology and Algebra Keystone.