All of Sheridan's teachers hold a Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certificate, which authorizes instruction to English Learners (EL).

So that a determination can be made for continued services or reclassification, English language learners are given two assessments each year:

"Newcomers" can be served at First Street School, although teachers throughout the district who hold CLAD certificates serve the English Language Learners.