The English as a second language (ESL) program provides academic and social English language instruction in speaking, listening, reading and writing to English language learners (ELLS) in grades K-12.Teachers with ESL certification provide content based instruction which integrates the topics, and vocabulary from the North Carolina Essential Standards in social studies and science and the Common Core State Standards in math 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 also supports other 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 between limited English proficient (LEP) students and non LEP students.
Providing appropriate, equitable services to all English language learners and their families.
Increasing family involvement for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Training all staff on effective models of instruction for limited English proficient students.
The English as a second language department is a subset of the Lee County Schools Department of Special Programs. Feel free to contact us for assistance and information.
106 Gordon Street P.O. Box 1010 Sanford, NC 27330919.774.6226 Fax: 919.776.0443
In compliance with federal law, Lee County Schools administers all state and federally operated educational programs, employment activities, and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, disability or gender except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law. Inquiries or complaints should be directed to John Conway, Assistant Superintendent, at the Lee County Board of Education, 106 Gordon Street, Sanford, NC 27330 – 919.774.6226.