Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

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The Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) is committed to informing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population on education issues in the District of Columbia and works to create a more welcoming and open environment for AAPI students in DC Public Schools (DCPS).

Below are links related to education in the District of Columbia:

DCPS In-Language Information

DCPS provides multiple language assistance tools and resources for our community members.

DCPS in Chinese

For language assistance in Chinese, please call (202) 671-0755.

DCPS in Vietnamese

For language assistance in Vietnamese, please call (202) 671-2280.

Programs and Support for English Language Learners (ELLs)

An English language learner (ELL) student is defined as a linguistically and culturally diverse (LCD) student who has an overall English Language Proficiency (ELP) level of 1-4 on the ACCESS for ELLs™ test administered each year. Students who reach ELP Level 5 or above are considered English Proficient (EP) students and are no longer ELL students. ELL students also may be called “limited English proficient” (LEP) in legal documents. ELL students receive services that help them attain English language proficiency and be academically successful. 

Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students Fact Sheets

Additional DCPS Resources