|District ELL Plan 2016-2019|
The goal of the ESOL Program is to ensure that all students entering St. Johns County Public Schools, with varying levels of English proficiency, receive comparable and comprehensible instruction. This instruction helps students to develop communicative and academic skills necessary for meeting national, state, and district educational standards.
All schools with students classified as English Language Learners (ELL) must provide appropriate ESOL services to meet the specific students’ needs in language learning, academic achievement, and in cultural integration.
Students in the ESOL program are required to meet the same curriculum standards as non-ELLs in English/Language Arts and content area instruction. The content of the curriculum is established by the Florida Standards. ESOL strategies and supplementary materials, as well as an itinerant ESOL teacher, are used to ensure that comprehensible instruction is being provided to ELL students.