Our Mission Statement

"To ensure academic achievement for all English Language Learners by promoting English language proficiency through rigorous instruction that integrates both content and language learning and by valuing our students’ rich language and cultural backgrounds."

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SERVICES

BILINGUAL DUAL IMMERSION

This model assures proficiency (builds high levels of skill or competence) in two languages. Instruction is given in both English and Spanish in classrooms that typically have half native English speakers and half native Spanish speakers.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE — (ESL)

This program uses special methods and special curriculum to teach English to students whose native language is not English. 

Listening, speaking, reading, writing, study skills, vocabulary and cultural orientation (information related to native English language speakers) is provided. ESL instruction is usually in English supported by the student’s native language if possible.

SHELTERED INSTRUCTION

This teaching method uses special techniques or special activities in teaching a language. Scaffolding, adapting texts, integrating language, and content concepts, emphasizing key vocabulary, connecting new learning to background and prior knowledge, and providing opportunities for interactions are some commonly used techniques by these instructors.