The Office of Other Languages plans, coordinates and facilitates programs that support the needs of English learners. Katy ISD provides bilingual education to students in grades PK – 5, and ESL services to students in grades PK -12. Additionally, the department manages the ELL (English Language Learner) District Testing Center and also operates and facilitates district Parent Centers that offer classes to parents of English learners.
The Office of Other Languages seeks to provide excellence in education for English learners through:
service rooted in integrity and innovation,
advocacy for English learners and their families, and
affirmation and advancement of the strengths of a diverse community.
The department supports the District's mission and provides equal educational access for English learners and their families. By recognizing that students, parents, educators and community members all share in the responsibility of ensuring that English learners develop linguistic, cognitive and academic skills to become competitive citizens of our society, students whose first language is not English participate in unparalleled learning experiences that promote respect and build upon the unique cultural and linguistic attributes they bring to the learning community.