9-12 ESL Model

  • High School Levels (9th-12th Grade):

    • ESL Specialists shall utilize the ESL and ELA curriculum in Forethought to address District SE's, DSO's and the State Mandated ELPS. ESL Specialists will reinforce vocabulary terms and concepts taught in English Language Arts. ELPS will be addressed in all language domains: listening, speaking, reading and writing based on the linguistic level of individual students. ESL Specialists shall use instructional methods that target the affective, cognitive and linguistic domains of students indicated as LEP. 
    • ESL Specialists shall serve as the instructor for the Sheltered English I–IV, Independent English I-III, and Practical Writing. ESL English courses will follow the same curriculum as English courses using accommodations for language levels and ESL specific resources. Sheltered courses use the same PEIMS identifier as regular class, but have fewer students. They are taught by an ESL certified instructor who is trained in ESL instructional techniques and who accommodates content instruction to match the language proficiency levels of individual students.

    High School ESL Course Guide

    High School Language Arts Sheltered English I-IV
    Grade Placement: 9-12
    Prerequisite: Placement test and/or LPAC recommendation
    Credit: 1
    Enrollment is limited to non-native speakers of English in 9th-12th grades. Placement in Sheltered English I-IV will be determined through language proficiency tests and LPAC recommendations. Sheltered English courses align with state and district requirements for English I-IV. Sheltered classes may substitute for the required English credits.

    Independent English I-III
    Grade Placement: 9-11
    Prerequisite: Placement test and/or LPAC recommendation
    Credit: 1
    Enrollment is limited to LEP indicated students in 9th-11th grades who are at the Beginner-Advanced High language proficiency levels in language acquisition. The course provides additional language arts support for limited English proficient students. Placement will be determined through language proficiency tests and LPAC recommendations.

    Practical Writing
    Grade Placement: 12
    Prerequisite: Placement test and/or LPAC recommendation
    Credit: 1
    Enrollment is limited to LEP indicated students in 12th grade who are at the Beginner-Advanced High language proficiency levels in language acquisition. The course pro-vides additional language arts support for limited English proficient students. Placement will be determined through language proficiency tests and LPAC recommendations.