The English as a Second Language Program (ESL) is a K-12 program designed to provide support for students identified as limited English Proficient (LEP). By providing structured language acquisition and application instruction, students are able to receive additional support in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
At Smokey Mountain Elementary, students are provided weekly support through an ESL teacher. The students are “pulled out” of class for a limited amount of time in order to focus on the individual skills needed by students. Each year, students are given the ACCESS test in order to measure their proficiency of the English language.