Welcome to English as a New Language
The English as a New Language (ENL) Program is offered to students in grades K-12 to support English Language Learners (ELLs) in learning English. Classes are available to students from entering level (beginning), through the advanced level. ENL classes are designed to help ELLs develop and strengthen their English Language proficiency, in accordance with the NY State Common Core Learning Standards. As required by NY State, a student’s eligibility is determined by the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL), an incoming screening test. Once students are in the ENL Program their English proficiency is measured annually by the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT), and supported through an additional two years after achieving English proficiency. All ELLs receive ENL instruction by certified ENL teachers.
A variety of resources are available to assist parents of English Language Learners to navigate the ENL program. If you have any questions regarding your child’s program, please contact his/her teacher or principal.