Title III/English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

Program Goals

Buncombe County Public Schools strives to maintain an ESL Program that works in conjunction with the wider school system to provide equal educational opportunities for students with diverse language backgrounds.  All second language students have equal access to content, facilities, and the full range of programs offered by BCS.

BCS works to foster an educational environment where all students can maintain pride in their own cultural and linguistic heritages while developing the knowledge and skills necessary for becoming positive, productive members of society.

The ESL Program's ultimate goal is that each LEP student in our system eventually reach grade-level English proficiency in all domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as measured by the WIDA and state academic assessments (end-of-grade and end-of-course).

2nd Grade