English as a Second Language (ESL) is an instructional program for students whose dominant language is not English. The purpose of the program is to increase the English language proficiency of eligible students so they can attain academic standards and achieve success in the classroom.
Features of the ESL Program:
ESL instruction is offered in grades K-12
ESL students receive specifically designed instruction based upon individual English proficiency level
ESL students also attend math, science, social studies and other general education classes
The ESL program provides total English immersion for students
ESL students are given the support needed to effectively adjust to American culture
ESL classes are an individualized, student-centered learning environment