English Language Support (E.L.S.)

  • Students who enter Horizon Community Middle School with a language other than English as their first language, may qualify to receive services through the ELS program. The purpose of the program is to help students develop an understanding and use of the English language in: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Language acquisition support is provided through the co-teaching model within students’ core classes. Additional language acquisition support is offered through advisory for some students based upon English language proficiency. Admission to the ELS program is determined by a records review, body of evidence, and WIDA screener assessment.