JCPS recognizes the need to serve students coming from environments where English is not the primary language. Through the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, ESL teachers and bilingual associate instructors share with regular classroom teachers the responsibility of educating students with limited English proficiency.
Wheatley’s ESL Program provides a quality education for all students whose primary language is not English. Our goal is to assist with language acquisition skills that otherwise would prohibit students from meaningful participation in academic content. Through collaborative instruction in the regular classroom, all students will have the opportunity to acquire English literacy skills and content knowledge.