English for Speakers of Other Languages
St. Mary's County Public Schools offers services to English Learners (ELs). The goal of the ESOL program is to help students with limited or no English develop high levels of academic language proficiency in English and meet the same challenging state academic achievement standards that all Maryland students are expected to meet.
The policy of the ESOL Program is to present an integrated approach of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The program emphasizes learning English for effective participation in other classes. The education of the English Learner is the responsibility of the ESOL teacher, the classroom teacher, and the student.