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Mission Statement
The Burke County ESOL Program mission is to help ensure the English language development and academic success of English Learners (ELs). 

The ESOL Program aims to work with all teachers at all grade levels and administrators of ELs to provide high-quality instructional programs designed to develop proficiency in English, while meeting challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.
We are also committed to establishing a connection with and meeting the needs of the families of the ELs in our district.
To ensure the academic success of every English language learner as demonstrated by the annual increases in the percentage of children (a) making progress in learning English, (b) attaining English proficiency by the end of each school year, as determined by a valid and reliable assessment of English proficiency, and (c) making progress toward meeting academic reading and math goals for the English Learner subgroup. 


All ELs will succeed and will have equal access to opportunities to achieve academic excellence.

ESOL Program Goals:

  • Focused programs, practices and efforts to ensure successful development of English language proficiency
  • Committed partnerships with teachers, administrators, and parents to ensure EL students’ academic success
  • Compliance with Title III, federal laws, and SBOE Rule 160-4-5-.02 Language Assistance: Program for English Learners (ELs)