The culture at Cottonwood Plains Elementary School (CWP) is friendly and welcoming. During my short time working at CWP I formed many relationships with the faculty and staff. Many people went out of their way to answer any questions or concerns I might have, especially when it came to the students. CWP has recently made some great changes to their ILC program and have since seen a growth in the special needs population. The staff works very hard to meet the needs of these students openly sharing successful strategies for helping these students in the classroom. In addition to a growing ILC program the school also has a growing Hispanic community which as much as fifty percent of the students in some classes identifying as Hispanic. These changes within the school reflect the changing community outside its walls. CWP is a neighborhood school located in a middle-upper class neighborhood located within Fort Collins just within the Thompson School District boundary. As happens with many neighborhood schools the neighborhood children have grown up and a new population outside the neighborhood is reflected in the student population. CWP is also in the process of transitioning to be a dual language school. Beginning with kindergarten and progressing up the grades through the years, students are taught half the day completely in English and the other half of the day completely in spanish. In addition to increasing the language skills of the student body's white population the change will also make transitioning easier for the many Hispanic students who come to CWP knowing little to no English.