English as a Second Language

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) PROGRAM

The English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act (from Title III of No Child Left Behind) requires all school districts to:
  • ensure that children who are limited in English proficiency develop high levels of academic achievement in English and meet the same challenging standards as all children are expected to meet;
  • assist all English Language Learners (ELLs) in achieving at high levels in the core academic subjects; and
  • hold State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and schools accountable for increases in English proficiency and core academic content knowledge of ELLs.
Cocalico School District provides appropriate language and literacy instruction for students identified as ELLs. Each student registering for school is given a Home Language Survey at the time of enrollment. This survey is used to determine the need for additional screening and potential ESL instruction. The ESL program provides a curriculum that replaces the general language arts program to varying degrees based on individual student needs. Students are exited from the ESL program when they demonstrate acceptable levels of achievement on state and school district assessments.


COCALICO SCHOOL DISTRICT ESL TEACHERS:

Adamstown Elementary & Reamstown Elementary


ESL Teacher
Mrs. Kristy Gettle

Denver Elementary &
Cocalico Middle School


ESL Teacher
Mrs. Julia Melone




Cocalico High School


ESL Teacher
Mrs. Megan Burkhart