ESOL is a state funded instructional program for eligible English Language Learners (ELL) in grades K-12. Florida Consent Decree and State Laws covering ESOL hold school districts accountable for ensuring that ELL students have equal access to the curriculum comparable in amount, scope, sequence and quality to that provided to English proficient students. ELL students' langugae proficiency should not impede themfrom participating in special programs, electives and school activities. Classroom teachers integrate proficiency standards with Florida State Standards to enable ELLs to both communicate in English and demonstrate their academic, social, and cultural proficiency.
Title III is a federally funded program that supplements the educational services already in place in the ESOL program in Glades County Schools. Services are provided to ensure that English Language Learners attain English proficiency and meet the same challenging academic content and achievement standards as their English-speaking peers. Both ESOL and Title III programs hold students accountable for progress in, and attainment of, English language proficiency.