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ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages

The mission of King George County Schools for Speakers of Other Languages program is to equip ESOL students with the language skills they need to be socially and academically prepared to be successful students in the King George County school division.

 

The ESOL program provides students with the opportunity to reach proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing as measured on the World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English language proficiency assessment, the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State (ACCESS) for English Language Learners. In addition, King George Count Schools must also comply with the federal requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) amended as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).  One of the five performance goals of NCLB requires LEP students to become proficient in English while reaching high academic achievement standards in reading/language arts, mathematics, and science.  NCLB also requires that LEP students participate in annual academic achievement assessments in reading/language arts, mathematics, and science. 

The ESOL program addresses these goals through several approaches. These program components have been designed with the student's grade and proficiency level in mind, along with recommended best practices and scientific based research.  Each school uses several types of service delivery, along with specific teaching strategies by ESOL and classroom/core content teachers

For more information contact:

       
                     
Melissa Sharp                                                         

Melissa Sharp
ESOL Teacher
msharp@kgcs.k12.va.us

Serves the following Schools:
King George Middle School
King George Elementary School
Potomac Elementary School