The ESL Program

    • Provides instruction for the English Language Learner in the most appropriate program format in accordance with Texas Education Agency (TEA) guidelines.
    • Provides instruction that reflects the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and PISD curriculum guidelines in all content areas.
    • Promotes acceptance of Bilingual/ESL instruction as an integral part of the whole school program.
    • Promotes understanding and respect for diversity by students, parents, staff and community.
    • Enhances the student’s self-esteem and promotes a positive school climate.
    • Evaluates results and makes adjustments as warranted to address student learning at both campus and district levels.
    • Supports staff development on cultural and linguistic diversity and second language acquisition strategies/methodologies.
    • Addresses issues relating to staffing and instructional/organizational arrangements.
    • Communicates success of Bilingual/ESL programs to the students, parents, district, and community.
    • Actively promotes parental involvement as an integral part of a student’s education.

    • Improve their English proficience 
    • Attain high levels of academic achievement in language arts and in content subjects
  • Maria Cooper

    ESL/Coach and Interventionist