The English As A Second Language (ESL) program will:
1. Provide instruction to each student in the ESL program in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
2. Create an appropriate and sequential ESL program for English Language Learners (ELL), K-12, according to their English language assessment results for the Woodcock-Munoz test, placing them in the appropriate category; pre-emergent, emergent, beginner, intermediate, or advanced.
3. Assist all ESL students in accessing content area instruction while learning English, so they can remain at grade level and make progress toward grade level competency in content areas.
4. Monitor closely the progress if LEP students who have exited the ESL program to determine of additional alternative language instruction is needed in any content area and to provide scaffolding when necessary. Such monitoring will last a minimum of two years after exiting the ESL program.
5. Familiarize the ESL student with the varied cultures and customs of the United States while promoting their own ethnic pride through cultural diversity and sensitivity.
6. Help the ESL student to learn and understand the social paradigms of school and community and to use the appropriate language and behavior to communicate and interact successfully within those paradigms.
7. Communicate consistently with mainstream teachers, school administrators and counselors, pertinent support staff, and parents to address the learning and emotional needs of ESL students in a holistic manner.