English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • English as a Second Language is a program under the umbrella of Special Services within the school district. ESL-certified teachers provide additional assistance to students who speak a language other than English and/or have another language spoken in their home. This assistance can come in many different forms, but there are two main objectives of the program. The first is to help the students achieve success when using academic English in the areas of English Language Arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. The second is to correctly use social and instructional language (conversational English).

ESL Staff

Left to Right: Deanna Perry, Kara Griffin, Krista Stone, Allison Tilley
  • Allison Tilley

  • Krista Stone

  • Deanna Perry

  • Kara Griffen

  • Kristine (Kris) Crabtree


  • 1. How do students enter the program?

  • 2. My child speaks English. Why is he/she in ESL?

  • 3. What is the difference between ELL, immigrant, and migrant?

  • 4. What do students in ESL do?

  • 5. Why does my student have to take extra tests (i.e. ACCESS)?

  • 6. How do students exit ESL?

  • 7. Why are former ESL students monitored?

  • 8. I have a question about the ESL program. Who do I need to contact?

Important Acronyms

  • L1

  • L2

  • ELL

  • NEP

  • LEP

  • FES

  • ESL

  • LM

  • WIDA

  • W-APT


  • BICS


  • AMAO

  • OCR

  • ELD