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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Falling Creek Elementary School is fortunate to have a diverse student population from many language and cultural backgrounds. The English Learner (EL) population at FCES is approximately one-third of the total school enrollment.

Program Mission Statement

Every English Learner, Always, in ALL ways!

Program Vision Statement

We are committed to meeting the individual needs of our English Learners by ensuring equitable access to engaging, high-quality, and rigorous instruction. We empower our ELs to be global citizens who are linguistically, socially, and culturally equipped for success in school and beyond

Program Description

The Language Instruction Education Program (LIEP) in Chesterfield County Public Schools is an English immersion program, which serves students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Criteria for entry, progress, and exit are based on student’s level of English language proficiency as measured by performance on research-based standardized statewide assessments. ESL instruction is available to English learners. ESL instruction incorporates Chesterfield County Public Schools curriculum, Virginia Standards of Learning, and WIDA’s English Language Development Standards. Instruction for English Learners emphasizes the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English. ESL instruction includes a variety of best practices that integrate language and content. Parent and family support is provided through outreach programs that address topics such as U.S. school culture, literacy, ways to be active participants in their communities, and English language development. Interpreter and translator services are available to CCPS schools. Funding is provided by CCPS and Title III, Part A under ESEA and as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.

Purpose of Program

The purpose of the ESL Program is to provide:

  • Sheltered, collaborative, and direct instruction to English Learners
  • Monitoring of student progress in English language development and academic success
  • Professional development to ESL and mainstream teachers for working with English Learners
  • Individualized support and consultation to school personnel regarding English Learners
  • Communication, collaboration, and dissemination of information to English Learner stakeholders
  • Resources and opportunities for community and school engagement for parents who are English Learners
  • Outreach programs to empower parents of ELs to become decision makers and advocates for their children’s education.

Goals of the Program

The LIEP program prepares English Learners to thrive, linguistically, culturally, and academically in the mainstream. The ESL program in CCPS is based on current research which supports learning language through content. Through collaboration, ESL and mainstream teachers use sheltered instruction strategies to help non-native speakers of English develop the language and content skills necessary for success in the 21st century.

ESL PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT

Every English Learner, Always, in ALL Ways!

ESL PROGRAM VISION STATEMENT

We are committed to meeting the individual needs of our English Learners by ensuring equitable access to engaging, high-quality, and rigorous instruction. We empower our Els to be global citizens who are linguistically, socially, and culturally equipped for success in school and beyond.

The ESL program provides:

  • Sheltered, collaborative, and direct instruction to English learners
  • Monitoring of student progress in English language development and academic success
  • Professional development to ESL, mainstream teachers, school counselors and administrators for working with English learners
  • Individualized support and consultation to school personnel regarding English learners
  • Communication, collaboration, and dissemination of information to English learner stakeholders
  • Resources and opportunities for community and school engagement for parents who are English leaners
  • Outreach programs to empower minority parents to become decision makers and advocates for their children’s education

ESL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The English as a Second Language Program in Chesterfield County Public Schools is an English immersion program, which serves students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

  • Criteria for entry, progress, and exit are based on student’s level of English language proficiency as measured by performance on research-based standardized statewide assessments.
  • ESL instruction is available to English learners.
  • ESL instruction incorporates Chesterfield County Public Schools curriculum, Virginia Standards of Learning, and WIDA’s English Language Development Standards.
  • Instruction for English learners emphasizes development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English.
  • ESL instruction includes a variety of best practices that simultaneously integrate and develop language and content.
  • Parent support is provided through outreach programs, such as Parent as Educational Partners (PEP) that address topics such as U.S. school culture, literacy, and English language development.
  • Interpreter and translator services are available to CCPS schools.
  • Funding is provided by CCPS and Title III Part A under ESEA.

ESL Catchment Center Locations

Elementary – All elementary school English learners are served in their home school.

Middle Schools

  • Carver
  • Elizabeth Davis
  • Falling Creek
  • Manchester (serves ELs from Bailey Bridge & Swift Creek MS)
  • Matoaca
  • Providence (serves ELs from Midlothian MS)
  • Robious
  • Salem Church
  • Tomahawk Creek

High Schools

  • Carver College & Career Center*
  • James River (serves ELs from Monacan & Midlothian HS)
  • Lloyd C. Bird (serves ELs from Matoaca HS)
  • Manchester (serves ELs from Cosby & Clover Hill HS)
  • Meadowbrook
  • Thomas Dale

*FastTrack to Success Programs is a two-year, center-based English immersion program serving students between the ages of 17 and 22. Criteria for entry, progress, and exit are based on a student’s age and level of English language proficiency.

Adult Education/GED/ESL – (804) 768-6140