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ESL Program

According to Chapter 89, the ESL program will be implemented through one of the following program models:

An ESL Content-Based Program Model
The ESL Content-Based Program Model is an English acquisition program that serves students identified as English learners through English instruction by a teacher appropriately certified in ESL under TEC, §29.061(c), through English language arts and reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. The goal of content-based ESL is for English learners to attain full English proficiency to participate equitably in school. This model targets English language development through academic content instruction that is linguistically and culturally responsive in English language arts and reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.

An ESL Pull-Out Program Model
The ESL Pull-Out Program Model is an English acquisition program that serves students identified as English learners through English instruction provided by an appropriately certified ESL teacher under the TEC, §29.061(c), through English language arts and reading. The goal of ESL pull-out is for English learners to attain full English proficiency to participate equitably in school. This model targets English language development through academic content instruction that is linguistically and culturally responsive in English language arts and reading. The ESL teacher shall provide instruction in a pull-out or inclusionary delivery model.

All elementary and secondary schools in PAISD offer the ESL Content-Based and/or the ESL Pull-Out Program.


PAISD Elementary and Secondary Schools That Offer the ESL Program

Adams Elementary
Grades PK–5
Principal Dr. Erica Seastrunk
LPAC Chair Laura Flores
(409) 984-4100

DeQueen Elementary
Grades 3–5
Principal Jerry Gloston
LPAC Chair Cheryl Rainey
(409) 984-8900

Port Acres Elementary
Grades PK–5
Principal Dr. Amy Newcomb-Jordan
LPAC Chair Teresa Figueroa
(409) 984-4960

Travis Elementary
Grades PK–5
Principal Israel Taylor
LPAC Chair Erin Meece
(409) 984-4700

Washington Elementary
Grades PK–2
Principal Lucrecia Harris
LPAC Chair Raul Diaz
(409) 984-8600

Wheatley Early Childhood
Grades PK 3/4 year old
Principal Fredia Reynolds
LPAC Chair Perla Castro
(409) 984-8750

Jefferson Middle School
Grades 6–8
Principal Dr. Kristi Lewis
LPAC Chair Daniel Garcia
(409) 984-4860

Lincoln Middle School
Grades 6–8
Principal Dr. Glenn Mitchell
LPAC Chair Carlecia Roberts
(409) 984-8700

Memorial 9th Grade Academy
Grade 9
Principal Dr. Angel Murphy
LPAC Chair Jennifer Foreman
(409) 984-4900

Memorial High School
Grades 10–12
Principal Dr. Melissa Oliva
LPAC Chair Jacob Hoover
(409) 984-4000

Wilson Early College High School
Grades 9–12
Principal LaSonya Baptiste
LPAC Chair Janice Hendrix
(409) 984-8960