English as a Second Language Overview

  • The Title III Federal Program supports language instruction for English learners and immigrant students. This additional support helps these students to succeed with core academic subjects and meet the North Carolina state student achievement standards expected of all students. The school system has an English as a Second Language (ESL) academic support center located at the Walter Bickett Education Center, which houses materials that may be checked out by ESL teachers, regular classroom teachers and families.

  • Native Languages of Our ELLs

    Our students represent a variety of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and cultures. 

Featured Stories

  • 2018 Hispanic Summit

    Nineteen UCPS students from Monroe High School, Monroe Middle, Porter Ridge Middle School, Forest Hills High School and Piedmont High School participated in the 2018 Hispanic Educational Summit. The Summit took place on Friday, March 23rd at the North Carolina State University McKimmon Conference Center in Raleigh, NC.

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  • Excelling with ExC-ELL at East Elementary!

    Staff at East Elementary participated in the third staff development session of ExC-ELL (Expediting Comprehension for English Language Learners). They experienced and explored hands-on instructional strategies designed to boost writing skills in the content areas.

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Lisa Gibson

Lisa Gibson, Director of Academically and Intellectually Gifted and Federal Programs

  • Director Phone: (704) 296-0823

    ESL Office Phone: (704) 238-1190
    ESL Office Fax: (704) 296-3107