Denver Public Schools classrooms are enriched by more than 36,600 English learner students who speak 194 different world languages. English Learners make up 42% of the total DPS student population. Our English Language Acquisition (ELA) programs support nearly 25,000 culturally and linguistically diverse students so that they can participate equally and meaningfully in the classroom. The ELA department and school staff are available to help parents understand these services, and recommend a program best suited to the unique needs of their child. Parents then choose which, if any, ELA program their child joins.