English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

It is the policy of the HJISD that every student in the district who has a home language other than English and is identified as limited English proficient (LEP) shall be provided a full opportunity to participate in Hardin-Jefferson’s English as a Second Language Program (ESL), as required in the Texas Educational Code, Chapter 29, Sub B. 

The goal of our ESL program is to enable limited English proficient students to become competent in the comprehension, speaking, reading, and composition of the English language through the integrated use of second language methods.  The ESL program shall emphasize the mastery of English language skills, as well as mathematics, science, social studies, as part of the academic goals for all students. Such programs shall use instructional approaches designed to meet the specific needs of limited LEP students.  Limited English proficient students served through the ESL program will participate fully in the state approved curriculum, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

LEP students will participate with their English speaking peers in all classes. The district ensures that students enrolled in an ESL program will have meaningful opportunities to participate with other students in all extra curricular activities. 

For additional information go to: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=4098&menu_id=720