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English Second Language Program

The primary goal of the ESL program is to increase the proficiency levels of second language students in the skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing so that they may acquire the academic language necessary to function comfortably in an American classroom. The ESL program encourages the students' awareness of American customs and culture. Working with the principal, the guidance counselor, other specialists and aides, the teacher acts as a liaison between school and home. We believe that it is important to foster the students' participation in the American society while preserving the individual young person's language and culture.