Bilingual / ESL / Migrant
The Bilingual Program helps English Language Learners (ELL) to master the state curriculum and teach English to all participating students. The Bilingual Program provides access to the state curriculum; teaches English to ELL students using appropriate methods; helps build knowledge and learning of academic subjects in the first language and English; and instills self-assurance, confidence, and cultural pride in students.
The ESL Program provides instruction using second language methods in English. The program also addresses the history and cultural heritage associated with both the students' home language and the United States. Identified ELLs will receive intensive instruction to develop proficiency in the comprehension, speaking, reading, and composition of the English language. The instruction in academic content areas shall be structured to ensure that the students master the required essential knowledge and skills and higher-order thinking skills.
The Migrant Program provides high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migratory children to help reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that result from repeated moves. The program ensures that migratory children who move among the States are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the States in curriculum, graduation requirements, and State academic content and student academic achievement standards.
Director of Bilingual Services
- Liodolee Garcia (254) 336-0210
Bilingual/ ESL/ Migrant Program Specialists
- Eileen Lebron de Benitez (254) 336-0376
- Hilda Vazquez (254) 336-0213