• Mission:

    Ensure that all English Learners (ELs) have equitable access to a high-quality education.

    Goals:

    Language: ELs Acquire English proficiency within a reasonable time period.

    Content: ELs work toward, and eventually master, content-area standards.

    Family Engagement:  Provide parents with the school-related information they need to make informed decisions about, and be helpful participants in, their children’s education.

    The Lee County Schools’ ESL Department:

    • Identifies English Learners (ELs).
    • Develops Individualized Language Acquisition Plans (ILAPs) for ELs.
    • Ensures that ELs have meaningful access to grade-level curriculum.
    • Supports general education teachers who implement the core program, ESL.
    • Provides a supplementary language assistance program.
    • Addresses ELs with disabilities equitably.
    • Assesses ELs’ progress toward attaining English proficiency.
    • Exits and Monitors ELs.
    • Evaluates the ESL program.
    • Provides "meaningful communication" with parents, in their native language.
    • Provides on-going EL-related professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.
    • Employs a staff who advocate for ELs at the local, regional and state levels.
  • English as a Second Language

  • Contact Information:

    Angel Fowler
    ESL Program Specialist
    Lee County Board of Education
    2410 Society Hill Road
    Opelika, Alabama 36804
    Phone: (334) 705-6000
    Fax: (334) 745-9795