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

  • SIOP Training for Academic Language Facilitators

    Academic Language Facilitators participated in two staff development sessions on SIOP (Sheltered Instruction observation Protocol) strategies and academic language support tools and activities. The sessions took place at the Academic Support Center on Monday, March 20th and Thursday, April 20, 2017.

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  • 2017 Hispanic Educational Summit

    UCPS Latino students attended the 2017 Hispanic Educational Summit in Raleigh, NC on Friday, March, 31st at The McKimmon Conference Center at the North Carolina State University. The Summit is organized by the North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals. The Summit’s main objective is to promote the value of education amongst Latino youth. This amazing educational experience exposes students to a wide range of diverse options they have as they work to pursue an education after high school.

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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