English Learner Program

English Learner Program

The English Learner (EL) program in South Washington County Schools follows governmental and professional guidelines to support students who are learning English as a Second Language (ESL). The program provides the assistance students need for success in school.

Licensed ESL teachers and support staff, in collaboration with classroom and content area teachers, promote grade-appropriate learning in all academic coursework while developing students' English language proficiency. EL students are monitored and assessed to observe their progress in English language speaking, listening, reading and writing. This information, along with consultation from a student's teachers and parents, helps determine the necessity and level of EL support.

Demographics: EL students make up over 4% of the enrollment in South Washington County Schools. EL students represent over 40 different languages and a rich diversity of cultures.

Adult EL: Community Education offers classes aimed at helping adult English Learners through Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium. For more information, visit the Community Education website.