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.

We hope that you will use this site often. Please feel free to share your questions, comments, and suggestions with us!    

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








  • School Selection Process

The School Selection Process is for students and families who wish to apply to special admission, citywide admission and out-of-boundary schools for the 2017-2018 school year. The online application for the 2017-2018 school year is now 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.


  • Immigrant Student Registration Packets  

For the new immigrant student registration packets in a language other than English, please click here.

  • S21: SCN Data Entry for ELLs

The powerpoint for entering the S-21 can be found here

  • 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.



Supplemental Units & Materials


PA English Language Proficiency Standards


Below please find the Pennsylvania English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and PowerPoint presentation which provides further clarity of the standards. The presentation explains the following key concepts:

  • the need for PA English Language Proficiency Standards
  • the ELPS framework and its application to curriculum and instruction
  • the levels of language proficiency and how they impact student learning
  • the integration of ELPS with PA Academic Standards and the need for collaboration among ALL educators. 

PA English Language Proficiency Standards Presentation

For more information, please contact the ELL Manager for your Academic Division

Bilingual Teaching Opportunities for Outstanding Individuals


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: webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/e/ee/opportunities/teacher-opportunities

For more information on Dual Language Education: www.cal.org/twi/


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