English as a New Language
The goal of the ENL (English as a New Language) program is to provide our Multilingual students with the tools and language to achieve success in their classes. Further we strive to equip our students with the language they need to meet with success in their everyday lives. With its base in the Common Core Standards, the ENL program provides English language instruction to students according to their respective language acquisition levels which spans from beginner to commanding.
Additionally, the program provides assistance in core subject areas in ENL Center, where students are provided with support in their subject areas classes such as Social Studies, Math or English in order to provide them with support while learning about these topics in English. Students, also, receive testing modifications in the ENL center in order to provide them testing modifications and supports. Students receive direct ENL instruction embedded throughout their academic day; as well as in discrete ENL classes for those who require intensive or beginning support. Students take the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) which measures their progression in English language acquisition. When students achieve the commanding level on the NYSESLAT, they exit out of ENL instruction but still receive support for two years to ensure their success.