Providing the assistance students need for success in school
The English Learner (EL) program in SoWashCo Schools follows governmental and professional guidelines to support students who are learning English as a Second Language (ESL).
Licensed ESL teachers and support staff, in collaboration with classroom and content area teachers, promote grade-appropriate learning in all academic coursework while developing students' English language proficiency. EL students are monitored and assessed to observe their progress in English language speaking, listening, reading and writing. This information, along with consultation from a student's teachers and parents, helps determine the necessity and level of EL support.
English Learner Program
EL students make up over 4% of the enrollment in SoWashCo Schools. EL students represent over 40 different languages and a rich diversity of culture.
Community Education offers classes aimed at helping adult English Learners through Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium. Visit the Community Education website here for more information
Frequently Asked Questions
- My child was born in the United States. Can he/she still receive EL support?
- My child already speaks English. Why is he/she receiving EL services?
- How long will my child be in the EL program?
- Can I refuse EL support for my child?
- Will the school ask about my family's immigration status?
- How will the EL program help my child?
- Can my child be in Special Education and EL at the same time?