WSFCS ESL ProgramsWSFCS is proud to offer English as a Second Language services at 94 different schools. Students who are identified as Limited English Proficient can benefit from specific, direct instruction, often in a small group with an experienced professional. ESL services vary by site, however, there are four approved models of service delivery. They are;
Pullout: The LEP student leaves the classroom (is “pulled out”) for ESL services, working in small groups of instruction planned by the ESL teacher.
Elective ESL classes: In the middle and high schools, LEP students receive ESL instruction during a scheduled class period and receive course credit.
Sheltered Content Classes: Sheltered content classes in social studies, science, math, and English are sometimes offered at the high school level to LEP students. The mainstream teacher uses specific methods designed for LEP students acquiring English.
Co-teaching: The LEP student remains in the mainstream classroom, with the ESL teacher going in to work with the classroom teacher, providing appropriate instruction to the LEP student.
Students whose assigned school do not offer ESL services have the right to remain or to request a transfer to a school in-zone which offers ESL. If you have questions about your child’s eligibility for services, contact your assigned school today.