The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program works to ensure equal educational access for English Learners and their families. We recognize that all stakeholders share the responsibility of ensuring that English learners develop linguistic, cognitive, and academic skills to become competitive citizens of our society. Therefore, students whose first language is not English particpate in academically challenging programs that respect and build upon the unique cultural and linguistic attributes they bring to the learning community.
The ESOL Program provides a program of language instruction in supportive settings so that English Learners (ELs) attain proficiency in English and meet the same challenging academic content and student achievement standards as other students. Components of instruction include:· Academic language instruction to students at English language proficiency (ELP) levels 1–5 for success in language arts, math, social studies, and science;· Delivery styles to maximize service opportunities: Co-taught (K–12), push-in (K–12), pull-out (K–5), and self-contained (6-12); and· Support from ESOL teachers and content teachers knowledgeable in techniques to support language development.