• ESL Programs

     

     

    Newcomer ESL

     

    What is the goal of the program?

    The goal is for students to become familiar with the U.S school system and to become 

    proficient in English.

     

    Who is it for? 

    • EL students in grades 2-12, who have had at least 2 years of limited or interrupted formal education and who have limited/no literacy skills in their native language.
    • English Learners with an Overall Composite score of 1.0-1.9 on the grade-appropriate WIDA test. 

     

    Who is in the class?

    Only ELs who meet the above criteria.

     

    How much ELD (English Language Development)?

    All ELs in the Newcomer program will receive one daily period of ELD targeted to their 

    level of English proficiency, and sheltered content instruction in all content areas.

     

    Who teaches them?

      An ESL-certified teacher for ELD and all core content.

     




    Sheltered ESL

     

    What is the goal of the program?

    The goal is for students to become proficient in English.

     

    Who is it for? 

    • ELs with an Overall Composite score of 1.0-2.9 on the grade-appropriate WIDA test. 
    • ELs who have been enrolled in U.S. schools for less than 4 years

     

    Who is in the class?

    ELs who meet the above criteria.

     

    How much ELD (English Language Development)?

    All ELs in the Sheltered ESL program will receive 1 daily period of ELD targeted to their level of English proficiency, and sheltered content instruction in all content areas.

     

    Who teaches them ELD?

    • In Elementary an ESL certified teacher for ELD and all core content.
    • In secondary, an ESL-certified teacher for ELD, and an ESL certified teacher for English. All other core content classes are taught by either an ESL certified teacher or a teacher who has received training on sheltered content instructional strategies for ELs. 

     





    Integrated ESL

     

    What is the goal of the program?

    The goal is for students to become proficient in English.

     

    Who is it for? 

    • ELs at the elementary level with an Overall Composite score of 3.0+ on the grade-appropriate WIDA test OR
    • ELs with Overall Composite score between 1.0-2.9 AND have been enrolled in U.S. school for 4 years or more.

     

    Who is in the class?

    50% ELs who meet the criteria above and 50% General Education students 

     

    How much ELD (English Language Development)?

    All ELs in an Integrated ESL program receive at least 1 daily period of ELD targeted to their level of English proficiency, and sheltered content instruction in all content areas.

     

    Who teaches them?

    An ESL-certified teacher for ELD and all core content.




     

     

    EL Collaborative

     

    What is the goal of the program?

    The goal is for students to become proficient in English.

     

    Who is it for? 

    • ELs with an Overall Composite score of 3.0+ on the grade-appropriate WIDA test OR
    • ELs with Overall Composite score between 1.0-2.9 AND have been enrolled in U.S. school for over 4 years

     

    Who is in the class?

    Students are placed in a General Education classrooms where the majority of the class 

    is comprised of General education students. 

     

    How much ELD (English Learning Development)?

    ELs receive their daily period of ELD from an ESL-certified teacher.

     

    Who teaches them?

    An ESL-certified teacher for ELD and a General Education teacher for core content.