English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

ESOL develops English Language Proficiency and Content Understandings

ESOL services prepare students to be college and career ready by developing proficiency in the English language. ESOL services help students achieve academic success, develop critical thinking skills, and solve problems. More specifically, ESOL services: 

  • Develop English learners’ language proficiency and communication skills.
  • Create rigorous content-based curricula and resources to foster English learners’ collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Support English learners’ access to advanced academics or appropriate special services.
  • Provide learning environments that build on students’ diverse academic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Promote active participation of English learners and their families in the school community.

Elementary English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Elementary English Learners (ELs) are placed in age-appropriate grade level classes. ESOL teachers work directly with ELs to support content understanding and to develop their English language proficiency skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
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Middle School English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The middle school ESOL curriculum is a scaffolded content based curriculum that fully aligns to the essential understandings, knowledge and skills of the grade level Standards of Learning.
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High School English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The high school ESOL curriculum is a scaffolded content based curriculum that fully aligns to the essential understandings, knowledge and skills of the grade level Standards of Learning.
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Learn English as an Adult

Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provides opportunities for adult English learners to develop English language proficiency and cross-cultural communication for their roles as workers, citizens, family members and lifelong learners.
ACE Adult ESOL