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English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is the appropriate English Language Arts program for the student with limited English proficiency. The program is provided for all students who are English limited in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. The primary goal for the program is to enable limited English proficient students to gain the academic skills of comprehension, speaking, reading, and composition in the English language.

Subject matter and concepts are taught in the English language using ESL methods with modifications of speech conforming to each student’s level. The American and primary cultures of students are incorporated into the programs to emphasize the importance of cultural heritage.

Enrollment is based on home language surveys, LPAC committee decisions, and grade level tests administered throughout the student’s school career. Parents are included in the decision making process.