ESL

English as a Second Language Program

Purpose of the Program

English as a Second Language (ESL) shall be taught to enable limited English proficient (LEP) students to become competent in the comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing of the English language. The program shall emphasize mastery of English language skills, and content area concepts and skills so students are able to participate effectively in the regular academic program.



Homeless Education Policy

Enrollment

The local education agency (LEA) has no policies or practices that act as barriers to enrollment, attendance, or success of homeless children and youth. The schools will immediately enroll the students even if the child or youth is unable to produce records normally needed for enrollment, and will provide equal access to the same free and appropriate public education as other children and youth.


Students arriving without social security numbers will be assigned a student number from the LEA according to the Alabama State Department of Education directive.
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