ESL (English as a Second Language) is provided to English learners (ELS) as an intensive program of instruction to accelerate acquisition of proficiency in English language and literacy. ESL instruction is based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and is accommodated to the student's level of proficiency in English as well as level of academic achievement. ESL Support Teachers work closely with classroom teachers making content accessible, comprehensible, meaningful, and relevant to EL students at their language proficiency level.
Student Eligibility Requirements
- Home Language Survey (HLS) indicates a language(s) other than English
- Student is identified as an English learner (EL) through the single statewide assessment
- Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) recommends ESL program placement
- Parent approves student participation in ESL program