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World House Student Portal

The World House Program has been established to support newly arrived youth at HUSD. The program began operating in 2011 at Tennyson High School and Chavez Middle School. The focus of World House is to support newcomers in learning English while integrating into a new country, new culture, and a new educational system. The World House Program is set up to support students who have been in the US for 0-2 years.  

The criteria for students to enter the World House program is:

  • 7th through 12th Newly Arrived ELLs who have been in the United States’ School System less than two years and who have received a level 1 or 2 in the English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC)

World House field trip to Chabot College

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)  

ELAC MISSION/ MISIÓN DEL ELAC:

The purpose of the English Learners Advisory Committee is to advise the principal and school staff on the needs, programs and services for English Learners and on the development of the School Plan (SPSA) and budget as it pertains to English Learners.

The annually required tasks for ELACs are:

  • Provide training for EL parents on the various components of the HUSD Master Plan for English Learners.

  • Oversee the explanation, distribution, data collection and data reporting pertaining to the annual ELAC Surveys

  • Advise site leadership on ways to improve student attendance.

El propósito del Comité asesor sobre los aprendices de inglés es de aconsejar al director y al personal docente de la escuela sobre las necesidades, programas y servicios para los aprendices de inglés y aportar sobre el desarrollo del Plan Escolar (SPSA) en todo asunto pertinente a estos alumnos.

Las tareas anualmente requeridas que cada ELAC debe realizar son:

  • Brindar capacitación sobre las partes distintas del Plan General del HUSD para los aprendices de inglés

  • Supervisar la explicación, distribución, recopilación de datos y reportaje de los mismos proviniendo de las Encuestas anuales ELAC

  • Aconsejar al liderazgo de la escuela sobre maneras de cómo mejorar la asistencia estudiantil

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World House Team


Madonnabelle de Leon
THS World House EL Specialist
510-723-3190 ext. 63293
EL Office - Room B3
mdeleon@husd.k12.ca.us


Gloria Prada
THS World House EL Specialist
EL Office - Room B3
gprada@husd.k12.ca.us


Gabriela Preciado 
THS World House EL Specialist
510-723-3190 ext. 63273 
EL Office - Room B3
gpreciado@husd.k12.ca.us


Diana Medina
World House Counselor
510-723-3190 ext. 63150
dmedina@husd.k12.ca.us


Lupe Navarro 
World House Attendance Clerk
510-723-3190 ext. 63107
gn108@husd.k12.ca.us


Angelica Gallegos
Learner Program Specialist through HPN
agallegos@husd.k12.ca.us


Gabriela Esquivez
World House Asst. Principal
510-723-3190 ext. 63104
gesquivez@husd.k12.ca.us


Bilingual Instructional Assistants

Karla Arredondo - Spanish
ka287@husd.k12.ca.us


Binbin Cai - Mandarin
bcai@husd.k12.ca.us 


Denise Elkhoury - Arabic 
delkhoury@husd.12.ca.us 


Sunita Kalia - Punjabi/Hindi
skalia@husd.k12.ca.us
(510) 303-5062


Anahita Nazari - Farsi/Pashto/Dari
ajackman@husd.k12.ca.us
(925) 339-4454


Gema Plazola - Spanish
gplazola@husd.k12.ca.us


Aura Sule - Pilipino
acelzosule@husd.k12.ca.us