ESL PROGRAM GOALS
Jefferson County Schools strives to create a learning environment that encourages students' pride in their cultural heritage and provides the cognitive and affective support to help all students achieve academic success.
The goals of the Jefferson County Board of Education's English as a Second Language Program (ESL) are to ensure that:
English learners acquire full proficiency in English as rapidly and effectively as possible and attain parity with native speakers of English.
Classroom teachers and administrators understand the specific language acquisition needs of English learners and actively seek ways to better serve this population.
Non-English speaking parents are provided access to participate in their child's education on an equal basis as their English-speaking peers, including, to the extent possible, providing communications in a language and format parents understand, timely notification of the progress of language acquisition of their child, and opportunities to participate in and advance their own learning.