English as a Second Language

English Language Learners

  • The purpose of the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is to ensure that "English learners (ELs), including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English" and "assist all English learners, including immigrant children and youth, to achieve at high levels in academic subjects so that all English learners can meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet (English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act, SEC. 3102. [20 U.S.C. 6812] of the Every Student Succeeds Act, 2015).

    For further information on the English as a Second Language program for Cumberland County Schools, please contact the ESL Office at 910- 484-1176.

  • ESL services are available to any student who is enrolled in a Cumberland County school (grades K-12) who has been assessed and identified as an English Learner (EL).

  • WIDA/NC ELD Standards (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment) - language development educational consortium

  • Who Is Identified as an English Learner?

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  • English as a Second Language
    1307 Hillsboro St.
    Fayetteville, NC  28301
    Phone: 910-484-1176
    Fax:  910-483-6865 

    Deborah Wilkes
    ESL Coordinator