Welcome to ENL!
ENL = English as a NEW Language
It is our duty to provide appropriate instruction for students who speak any language(s) other than English at home and who qualify for ENL services. Our goal is to prepare English Language Learners (ELLs) of all ages for success in school and beyond.The mission of the Starpoint Central School District English as a New Language (ENL) Program is to create a learning-rich environment for English language learners, through English language acquisition and academic achievement. Our model program is based on the following Essential Elements:High Standards for English Language Learners (ELLs). ELLs are held to the same high expectations as all students. Curriculum, instruction, and assessment in all classrooms serving ELL students are aligned with New York State standards.Strong Literacy Development for English Language Learners (ELLs). Literacy is developed through native language arts, English as a New Language, and English Language Arts curricula aligned with New York State Next Generation Learning Standards for ELA/Literacy.Qualified and Well-Trained Educators of English Language Learners (ELLs). There are sufficient numbers of well-prepared, competent, and appropriately certified teachers, administrators, and staff working with ELL students. The staff members participate in ongoing, long-term staff development with strong emphasis on NYS learning standards. The single most critical element for successful learning by ELL students is the quality and preparation of the teachers.District/School-Based Leadership Committed to Educational Excellence and Equity for ELLs. The school leadership is highly articulate regarding curriculum and instructional classroom strategies for ELLs and is highly supportive of their ENL instructional staff. Flexibility and expansion of instructional time is supported.Positive School Climate for Limited-English Proficient English Language Learners (ELLs). The languages and cultures of ELLs are respected and valued throughout the school. ESOL teachers are an integral part of the instructional staff and they are provided with the support, materials, and resources needed to be successful.Parent/Family and Community Involvement in the Education of English Language Learners (ELLs). Parents of ELLs are made to feel as important members of the school community and are meaningfully involved in the education of their children.Assessment and Accountability. ELL students performance and services are assessed on an ongoing basis at all levels using multiple, fair, and equitable measures. The information obtained is used to determine student academic progress, the level of English language acquisition, and to refine services to ELLs and report outcomes.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our ENL program, please do not hesitate to contact us!
716-625-7272 ext. 3319
716-210-2150 ext. 2326
http://www.nysed.gov/world-languagesNYSED World Languages General Information
http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/bilingual/ellidchartrev.pdfELL Screening, Identification, Placement, Review and Exit Criteria