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

FAFSA NIGHT

October 14, 2019

Click on the header to see the FAFSA flyer for information. Please contact Jason Novak to choose one of the sessions. RSVP by October 18th.

On October 29, 2019, at 6:00 PM in the High School auditorium, the Steel Valley School District will host the first Town Hall Meeting to discuss possible options for educating all of its students together in grades K – 12.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we have dealt with the issue of bed bugs. We have treated our schools as prescribed by the Allegheny County Health Department and as recommended by our professional exterminator.