• English as a Second Language (ESL)

     

    Bentonville School's ESL program provides individualized support to students who regularly use or hear a language other than English at home. The goals of the ESL program are to:

    1. ensure each student has equitable access to general classroom instruction
    2. provide appropriate English language development instruction to lead each student to achieve English fluency and literacy
    3. encourage each student and family to pursue fluency and literacy in language(s) other than English - being bilingual is like having a superpower!

    Identified students in grades K - 12 will be assigned to a Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC). The LPAC members will include the student's counselor, teacher(s) administrator(s), and ESL teacher. ESL teachers are certified teachers who have specialized training in English as a Second Language instruction. The LPAC members will work with the ESL Center staff to decide which ELD services are appropriate for each student. The official LPAC decision documents will be mailed home for each family to review.