ELL MISSION STATEMENT


Our mission is to ensure that all English Language Learners (ELLs) attain proficiency in English to accomplish their personal, academic, and social goals.

ELL BELIEF STATEMENT


Our program provides the bridge to general educational standards expected of all students in the United States.  Our ESL/Bilingual Program shares TESOL's (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and other national standards groups’ emphasis on the importance of:

  • language as communication

  • language learning through meaningful and significant use

  • the individual and societal value of bi- and multilingualism

  • the role of ESL students' native languages in their English language and general academic development

  • cultural, social, and cognitive processes in language and academic development

  • assessment that respects language and cultural diversity