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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Overview of English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Grades K-12

ESL services are offered at University Park Elementary School, McCulloch Intermediate School, Highland Park Middle School and Highland Park High School. Teachers certified and trained in ESL methods and accommodations provide ESL services for students. This program is available to students that have a native language other than English.  Students receive instructional support through ESL classes and sheltered English instruction. Students also exit the program once they demonstrate English proficiency and meet the exit criteria.

Assessment for Eligibility for the ESL Program
 
Any student who initially enrolls in a Texas public school and their Home Language Survey indicates that a language other than English is spoken in the home or by the child, will be assessed for English language proficiency. Students in second grade and above will be assessed in reading and writing proficiency. Results of those tests determine eligibility for ESL programs and services.
 
For more information contact:
 
Jaime Callahan, ESL Coordinator
(214) 780-4002
 
English as a Second Language Program Staff
 
Priscilla Hazen, University Park Elementary School ESL Teacher
(214) 780-3495
 
Kay Honeyman, MIS/HPMS ESL Teacher
(214) 780-3626
 
Casi Woods, HPHS ESL Teacher
(214) 780-3790