English Learners

ENGLISH LEARNERS (EL)

Federal law defines an “English Learner” as a student who:

  • is aged 3 through 21;

  • is enrolled or preparing to enroll in an elementary school or secondary school;

  • was not born in the United States or whose native language is a language other than English;

  • is a Native American or Alaska Native, or a native resident of the outlying areas; and

  • comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on the individual's level of English language proficiency; or

  • is migratory, whose native language is a language other than English, and who comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant; and

  • is demonstrating difficulties in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language that may be a barrier to successful learning.

King William County Public Schools (KWCPS) has a Language Instruction Education Program (LIEP) that provides services to English Learners based on his or her grade level and level of English proficiency (as determined by his or her WIDA ACCESS for ELLs® 2.0 overall English Proficiency score or WIDA screener score).  Students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE) will also receive language and mathematics services to bridge learning gaps.

KWCPS LIEP staff is dedicated to ensuring all English Learners are academically successful, obtain college and career readiness skills, and gain the communication skills necessary to successfully participate in the greater community.  Our staff welcomes all students and their families to be a part of our LIEP family!

Contact Carolynne Jones, ESL teacher, at [email protected] for further information.

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