English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction is designed to teach English Language Learners (ELL) social and academic language skills as well as the cultural aspects of the English language necessary to succeed in an academic environment and contribute to society, while maintaining their cultural heritage.

    The program strives to attain the following objectives:

    To assist English Language Learners (ELL) in reaching proficient levels of achievement in all academic content areas and
    meet graduation requirements.


    To nurture self­pride and self­identity in each ELL’s linguistic and cultural heritage To provide periodic review/reporting of each LEP student’s progress to students, parents, teachers and administrators.
    To provide all students with an equal opportunity and access to participate and be successful in both curricular and extracurricular activities 
    To foster a collaborative relationship among teachers and staff that ensures social, emotional and academic success for the ELLs
    To provide professional development to teachers and staff that will assist them in understanding the process of second language acquisition and the application to instruction
    To evaluate ESL program effectiveness as mandated by the Federal Law

    Additional information can be found HERE