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 ELLsOur students represent a variety of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and cultures.
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.
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.
Quick Links for Parents
- District Athletic Forms
- Contact Information: 704-296-6344
Bell Schedules and Calendars
- HomeBase Parent Portal
- Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)
- How to volunteer
- Online School Payments
- Student Insurance
- School Social Work
School Handbooks and Curriculum Guides
School Nutrition Services
- School Nutrition Services webpage
- K-12 Payment Center
- School Nutrition Services Forms
- Contact Number: 704-296-3000
- Transportation Department webpage
- Contact Number: 704-296-3015
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