English as a Second Language (ESL)
English as a Second Language (ESL) - Grades PreK-5
All elementary campuses have English as a Second Language (ESL) certified teachers at every grade. ESL campuses provide content - based ESL instruction for students whose native language is one other than English. Besides Spanish, there are 21 other languages spoken by students in our district. The purpose of our ESL program is to help students acquire English as they develop their grade level academic concepts through the use of sheltered instruction strategies.
English as a Second Language (ESL) - Grades 6-12
The English as a Second Language (ESL) program in grades 6-12, is an intensive program of instruction designed to develop proficiency in the comprehension, speaking, reading, and composition of the English language. Students are enrolled in an ESL block according to their English proficiency level. They receive academic support through sheltered instruction in content area classes. Sheltered courses include math, science, social studies, and language arts. All courses for ESL students provide instruction based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and follow the English Language Proficiency Standards.