ESL (English as a Second Language)

ESL classes serve students who are learning English as a non-native language. The goal of ESL is to bring students to a level of English proficiency whereby they can participate fully in other academic courses and transition successfully to post-secondary education. Initial placement for incoming students is based primarily on the English proficiency test score submitted with the student’s application (TOEFL iBT, TOEFL JR, ITEP SLATE or IELTS).

Movement between levels is determined by teacher recommendations, grades in ESL and other courses, and updated proficiency test scores. It is not uncommon for students to remain at the same level for multiple semesters. Since most colleges require a TOEFL iBT score of at least 80 for admission, students who desire to exit the high school ESL program are expected to score at least near that level.

Additional fees are charged for all levels of ESL. Fees are adjusted each semester to reflect the student’s current level. Please refer to our website or contact our business office for current ESL fees.

222A/222B ESL Level 2

Grades 9-12

Available at Lancaster

223A/223B ESL Level 3

Grades 9-12

Available at Lancaster

224A/224B ESL Level 4

Grades 9-12

Available at Lancaster