Our Vision for ESL Students
To enable English learners of KCS to meet or exceed the rigorous state and federal standards, as well as become successful and contributing members of their school communities.
KCS Strategic Goal #4
Kannapolis City Schools will provide adequate services for Limited English Proficient students, Exceptional Children, and At-Risk students so they can meet or exceed state expectations.
The English as a Second Language Program (ESL) meets the requirements of Title VI of The Civil Rights Act and the North Carolina State Regulations. In addition, program curriculum reflects the National Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Standards and the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards (ELP). The program is designed to ensure that all limited English proficient students have equal access to the full range of district programs.
Limited English Proficient students enrolled in the ESL program in Kannapolis City Schools will:
- Communicate with proficiency in the English language domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing as evidenced by appropriate progress on the state required language proficiency assessment instrument (ACCESS 2.0).
- Gain academic English language proficiency in order to achieve the same challenging state and local academic standards as all children are expected to meet as evidenced in state assessments of academic proficiency.
- Make progress as mandated by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and defined by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Aside from the general program goals, program evaluation data will be reviewed annually.