English as a second language (ESL) is an individualized course designed to meet the needs of the students in school who are limited in their English proficiency. The course progresses from beginning to intermediate to advanced levels. Students enrolled in (ESL) courses must take the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) each year until proficiency is achieved. The students are introduced to many aspects of their new environment, while at the same time, encouraged to maintain pride in their native culture.
A variety of notifications and websites are posted on the left side of this page to assist parents, teachers and students in navigating the educational realm of ESL.