What is ESOL?
The primary mission of the ESOL Department is to facilitate academic English language acquisition for students who have additional languages other than English in the home. This is achieved through ESOL push-in, and pull-out services in environments that are appropriate and the least restrictive for the student. The ESOL Department uses the WIDA Standards in conjunction with best practices in second language acquisition in order to provide the most beneficial learning environment possible for the student. The ESOL Department also strives to promote multicultural awareness in schools and classrooms, facilitates communication between homes and schools (using translators and interpreters as needed), and endeavors to engage parents with schools and the community.