Transitional High Schools

About Transitional High Schools

The Transitional ESOL High Schools (TEHS) provide instruction for older ESOL students (18-up) who wish to earn their high school diploma. Students are in Grades 9-11, depending on their prior educational background. The Transitional ESOL High Schools provide instruction at seven sites, sharing space at Annandale High School,Bryant Alternative High School, Falls Church High School, Robert E. Lee High School, Pimmit Hills Center, J.E.B. Stuart High School, and South Lakes High School. Site hours vary slightly. Classes at Lee HS are held from 2:15 – 9:45 p.m. Mondays- Thursdays. Friday classes are 4:15 – 6:00 p.m. Classes at Pimmit Hills Center are held from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Fridays. All other sites have classes from 3:45 – 9:45 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and from 3:45 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. on Fridays.

The instructional program consists of ESOL English 9, English Language Development, mathematics, Strategies for Success, and US/VA Government or Science Concepts. Students earn high school content credits for graduation in English 9, English Language Development (World Language credit), Algebra 1, and Government, and elective credits for FAST/Individual math, science concepts and Strategies for Success. The Transitional High Schools do not offer a diploma; however, when students attain the intermediate level of WIDA 3, they may continue their studies at the adult or adult alternative high school, earning their high school diploma from that location.


High School Classes

  • ESOL English 9
  • English Language Development
  • Mathematics
  • US/VA Government or Concepts Science
  • Strategies for Success


Contact Information


Steven Craig

Assistant Principal:

Linda Wallen


Annandale High School 703-642-4943

Bryant Alternative High School 703-660-2054

Falls Church High School 703-207-4252

Pimmit Hills Center 703-506-2245

Robert E. Lee High School 703-924-8469

J.E.B. Stuart High School 703-824-3949

South Lakes High School 703-715-4703

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Transitional High Schools


Richard Pollio
Director, Office of ESOL Services

Darina Walsh
Coordinator, ESOL Office

Karen Kleiber
Coordinator, ESOL Office

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November 12, 2015