ESL (English as a Second Language)

English Language Learners gain skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing and academic skills through the English as a Second language program.  Students with a primary language other than English qualify for ESL services based on the language Assessment Battery - Revised Exam (LAB-R).  Results of this exam indicate placement in the appropriate class level.  In the spring, the new York State English as a Second language Achievement tesy (NYSESLAT) determines continued eligibility in the program.  The ESL classes earn students English credit toward graduation.  The educational support provided by the ESL program gives students the advantage of strong English skills needed for mainstream classes and continued academic achievement.
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