English as a Second Language (ESL)
The mission of the Bullard ISD ESL Program is to meet the educational needs of each linguistically diverse student by recognizing the affective, the linguistic, and the cognitive domains to enable them to successfully and equitably participate in regular, all English instructional programs. Bullard ISD will nurture and build relationships with students, parents, volunteers, and community members to assure that each student in the program has a positive and successful learning experience.
Title III, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), aims to ensure that English learners (ELs) and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English. Title III will also assist all English learners meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet.
Upon enrolling in the district, all families complete the Home Language Survey, which is completed by parents. If parents do not indicate a language other than English, their children are NOT eligible for ESL/Bilingual services, including Summer School programs. Based on the Home Language Survey (HLS), if a language other than English is present in the home, the learner is assessed to determine their English Proficiency level. If the student is not yet proficient in English, the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee will consider the student an English Learner (EL), and offer either Bilingual or English as a Second Language (ESL) services.
Please review the below Bullard ISD ESL Guidelines for more information.
- ESL Program
- Equal Education Opportunity
- Testing and Classification
- Students Transferring from within Texas
- Students Transferring from outside Texas
- Definition of an Emergent Bilingual (EB)
- ESL Eligibility
- Enrollment of Students in the ESL Program
- ESL Program Goal and Mission
- Instructional Program Design
View a printable copy of the ESL Guidelines below:
Cheryl Langston, ESL Coordinator