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Title III - EL

Title III - English as a Second Language

General Information

Carteret County Schools provide English as a Second Language program services for limited English proficient (LEP) students.  These services allow them equal access to a free and appropriate public education.  The mission of the EL staff is to provide quality education and encouragement to English Language Learners in order for them to acheive academic success. 


Did you know . . . Carteret County Schools has approximately 171 limited English proficients (LEP) students enrolled in school AND there are approximately 235 students in Carteret County Schools who speak a second language.  In total there are 23 other languages spoken by families within our community.

The English Learner Program (EL) provides these students with the assistance needed to acquire language proficiency and achieve academic success in the classroom.  A combined effort of the classroom teacher, ESL teacher or support staff the student receives services according to his/her language needs. 


What is EL?     When a student enrolls in school in North Carolina, a home language survey is completed and alerts school personnel of the main language spoken in the child's home.  If the students' main language spoken in the home is a language other then English, an English proficiency test (the W-APT) is administered to the student.    The test results provide the information necessary to determine if the child needs EL services.  A child who needs EL services is considered to be in the EL program and is also administered the ACCESS test every spring to determine if the student is making progress learning English and making progress learning academic content.