English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL Language I

5710 (ESL LANG I) 
1 Credit (Elective)
Grade: 9
Prerequisite: Level 1 or 2 LEP Student 

This course is designed to provide instruction and reinforcement for students to develop basic vocabulary and reading comprehension skills that will enable level 1 or 2 LEP students to understand vocabulary, phrases and expressions most commonly used in the English language. This course will also teach the fundamentals of grammar usage and mechanics for students acquiring basic English skills in speaking and writing. The student will participate in a variety of listening, speaking, reading and writing activities to gain an understanding of the English language. 

ESL Language II

5720 (ESL LANG II) 
1 Credit (Elective)
Grades: 9-10
Prerequisite: Level 2 or 3 LEP Student 

This course is designed to enable students who have mastered the basic fundamentals of reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing skills to develop those skills to a more proficient level, preparing the students to master the concepts needed to be successful in the traditional high school English curriculum. This course will provide instruction and reinforcement for students to develop vocabulary and reading comprehension skills to a greater fluency. It will include practice in higher levels of critical thinking to gain a greater understanding of the written and spoken word and instruction in basic literary devices commonly understood by a student entering a ninth grade English course. This course may be completed prior to enrollment in English 9 or as support in conjunction with English 9. 

ESL Math

31993/98285 (ESL MATH) 
1 Credit (Elective)
Grade: 9
Prerequisite: Level 1 or 2 LEP Student 

The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to work on developing English language skills relevant to the study of mathematics. Students will work on the vocabulary and concept development in the areas of number sense, computation and estimation, measurement, geometry, probability and statistics, and patterns, function and Algebra. Students will be provided with the basic skills to support the formal study of Algebra I Standards of Learning. This course may be completed before enrollment in or concurrently with Algebra I. 

ESL Social Studies

98282 (ESL SOC ST) 
1 Credit (Elective)
Grades: 9-10
Prerequisite: Level 1 or 2 LEP Student 

This course is designed to provide support in language acquisition for LEP students in the areas of social studies and geography. Skills and vocabulary supporting World History I will be taught and enriched with a variety of activities. This course may be completed prior to enrollment in World History I or as support in conjunction with World History I. 

ESL Science

98284 (ESL SCIENCE) 
1 Credit (Elective)
Grades: 9-10
Prerequisite: Level 1 or 2 LEP Student 

The purpose of this course is to introduce and develop language in science including important concepts in geology, weather, astronomy and experimental design for the English language learner. Basic vocabulary from the Earth Science curriculum and general concepts of experimental design will be investigated. Concrete, collaborative learning experiences will be emphasized. Students will engage in inquiry activities with an emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing in science including experimental design and scientific investigations. Basic questioning techniques, vocabulary quizzes, projects, lab reports and tests will be used to assess learning by students. Students will be provided with basic skills in support of the Earth Science Standards of Learning. This course may be completed prior to the enrollment in Earth Science or as support in conjunction with Earth Science.

ESL Resource

98286 (ESL RESOURCE I) Semester 
1/2 Credit (Elective)
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: Level 1 or 2 LEP Student 

98287 (ESL RESOURCE II) Semester 
1/2 Credit (Elective)
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: Level 1 or 2 LEP Student 

98288 (ESL RESOURCE III) Semester
1/2 Credit (Elective)
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: Level 1 or 2 LEP Student 

98289 (ESL RESOURCE IV) Semester
1/2 Credit (Elective)
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: Level 1 or 2 LEP Student 

This course is a semester long daily class that offers time for students to complete content area homework, projects, study guides, and general assignments. New material presented includes mini lessons on the cultural, organizational, and conduct expectations related to positive school performance. Students also utilize time to practice concepts essential to success in other classes and to work collaboratively on projects to improve their language through conversation.

98210 (ESL RESOURCE I) Year
1 Credit (Elective)
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: Level 1 or 2 LEP Student 

98211 (ESL RESOURCE II) Year 
1 Credit (Elective)
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: Level 1 or 2 LEP Student

98212 (ESL RESOURCE III) Year
1 Credit (Elective)
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: Level 1 or 2 LEP Student

98213 (ESL RESOURCE IV) Year
1 Credit (Elective)
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: Level 1 or 2 LEP Student

This year long course is a daily class that offers time for students to complete content area homework, projects, study guides, and general assignments. New material presented includes mini lessons on the cultural, organizational, and conduct expectations related to positive school performance. Students also utilize time to practice concepts essential to success in other classes and to work collaboratively on projects to improve their language through conversation.