Northeast Tarrant

Grapevine-Colleyville district adds language center

Educators at Grapevine-Colleyville schools are lauding a new effort to help families find a better way to chart their youngsters’ educational paths and connect with campus communities.

The efforts are being made available through their fledgling Language Assessment Center, which was designed to gauge the needs of youngsters entering schools as English learners.

Services provided by the Language Assessment Center — which is located in a portable building behind GCISD-JPS school-based clinic — include translation services, Grapevine Colleyville school district enrollment assistance, language assessment and community service resources.

“We are excited to have a new location to further our efforts to help immigrant families or families who are new to the district who have students who are learning English,” said Jodi Cox, director of world languages for Grapevine-Colleyville schools.

The center, which had a soft opening in May during kindergarten registration and an official opening on July 21, is meant to streamline resources to better serve students, Cox said.

Cox said they service students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grades.

At a pre-K registration July 21-22, about 130 students were signed up, Cox said.