English as a Second Language (ESL)

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is an intensive instructional program designed to develop proficiency in the comprehension, listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the English language. Student eligibility for the program is determined through the administration of an English language proficiency test, and parent permission is required for entrance into the program. All instruction is provided in English and utilizes the TEKS and the ELPS for the cultivation of English language skills and the promotion of academic success in all grade level content areas.

Program Eligibility

School districts in Texas are required by state law to assess the English language proficiency of all students whose Home Language Survey indicates that the home or student language is a language other than English.

If a child demonstrates limited English proficiency on the assessment, s/he will be eligible for enrollment in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The goal of the ESL program is to enable English Learners to become competent in the understanding, reading, listening, speaking, and writing of the English language through the development of literacy and academic skills in grade level content areas.

ELementary ESL

The ESL program for prekindergarten through 5th grade offers a push-in model of English-only instruction based on the student’s individual language level. Students are placed with teachers who are ESL certified allowing students to receive the necessary supports in class to develop their English language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Middle School ESL

High School ESL

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