English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language Program is available for those students who need support in acquiring the English Language. The primary goal of the ESL program is to increase the English language proficiency of limited-English proficient students so that they can participate fully in mainstreamed classes. To meet this goal the objectives of all instruction involve the development of speaking and listening skills in English and the development of corresponding reading and writing skills at an appropriate level of difficulty. The emphasis placed on various objectives varies somewhat depending on the needs of the individual student. An underlying objective involves helping the student understand and cope with his new cultural setting and providing a source of support as the student strives for increasing autonomy in his new culture.

The ESL Teacher is available in each district building. You may contact your building principal or the Director of Pupil Personnel and Special Services if you believe your child may be an English Language Learner and in need of ESL services.

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Recent News

Click on header for flyer.  We will be holding tryouts for the 2019 – 2020 Steel Valley High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad on Saturday April 27, 2019 at 8:00 am in the Middle School Gym. For three consecutive days before tryouts we will hold practice so you can learn the jumps, cheer and dance required to tryout for the squad. Tryouts are open to upcoming 8thgrade students going into 9thgrade and above.

Camps for Students

April 5, 2019

Camp Erin,  Camp Kesem, and Circle Camp of EKC: for students in need. . .

Caring Closet

April 5, 2019

For students at Steel Valley Senior High School, nurse Amber Thomas’ office offers more than a place to go when feeling sick. There students have the chance to “shop” for toiletries and essentials. . .