• Students reading together ESL
    The English as a second language (ESL) program provides academic and social English language instruction in speaking, listening, reading and writing to English learners (ELs) in grades K-12. ESL instruction integrates the topics, and vocabulary from the North Carolina Standard Course of Study in social studies and science, mathematics and language arts with the language functions of the North Carolina Essential Standards for English as a second language  in order for students to achieve social and academic proficiency in the English language. The program supports all teachers' efforts to differentiate instruction in order to best meet the needs of these students. Some of the goals of the ESL program in Lee County include:
    • Closing achievement gaps for students identified as English learners (EL).
    • Providing appropriate, equitable services and opportunities to all English learners and their families.
    • Increasing family involvement for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
    • Providing high quality professional development on strategiges and effective models of instruction for English learners.

    Fast Facts and Overview for Those New to Lee County Schools

    PRACTICE FOR THE ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST!  Click on the link to the left go to the public website for practice items and sample items for the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0!

    Resources from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction