ESOL Program Overview
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The ESOL department was developed to provide a comprehensive K-12 program for English Language Learners (ELLs). In other parts of the country, similar programs are called English as a Second Language (ESL). Some of our students speak 2, 3, and sometimes more languages other than English, so we believe that English may not only be the second language. As our world changes, so do the experiences and language levels of our students. Instruction is in English, with vocabulary development as a key component. Teachers use a wide variety of quality materials and strategies, and stress the same academic achievement standards expected for all students. ESOL teachers and many classroom teachers are trained in using this method of instruction.
ESOL Program Mission Statement
We will empower English Language Learners to access all possibilities/opportunities available in the educational system by developing language skills, self-confidence, and cultural awareness as quickly and efficiently as possible.