ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGESThe English Learners (EL) Program in Avery County Schools helps emergent bilingual students attain English proficiency so that they may be successful in mastering core academic content. Services are provided to English Learners (EL) students at all schools in the district. Students who have recently exited the EL Program are monitored to ensure their continued academic success. The EL Program also offers support and professional development to teachers and staff who work with ELs.Avery County Schools' Language Instruction Educational Program has been carefully crafted to align with all Title III federal guidelines and state requirements. Students receive varying levels and types of services based upon their individual language needs and academic performance. A Personal Education Plan is developed in collaboration with the EL Coordinator, certified ESL teacher, principal and general education teachers of every EL student. Teachers across the state use the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English Language Development standards in planning and delivering effective, differentiated instruction to EL students.DID YOU KNOW?
TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION SERVICESThe EL Program offers translation and interpretation services to parents and educators. Please check out our existing translated documents. If you do not find the translation you need or to arrange for an interpreter, please contact Beth Prince or Lara Gil.CONTACT: EL Office(828) 733.4911 ext. 2525
- There are over 130 current EL students (PK-12) in Avery Schools in the 2017-2018 academic year
- At least 8 languages (other than English) are spoken by ACS students
- Over 10% of ACS families are multilingual
- It takes an average of 5-7 years to master academic English