ESOL Program

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Welcome to the Douglas County School System’s ESOL parent resource page.  We understand your child faces unique challenges in the classroom as he or she strives to learn rigorous academic content while developing English language proficiency.  The Douglas County School system understands that these challenges are opportunities for our schools to build dynamic partnerships with our ESOL families.  The resources provided are intended to strengthen that partnership by:

* Explaining key components of the DCSS ESOL program
* Describing the Title III supplemental language services available to your child
* Offering a variety of resource links to help families support learning at home, as well as making valuable connections with schools, teachers, and the community
* Together we can maximize student achievement for our English learners.

The ESOL program in Douglas County is designed to meet the needs of students for whom English is not their dominant or native language. The goal is to prepare students for success in school and in society through the development of cultural awareness and English language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Click here for a directory of each school's ESOL teacher.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Cher Algarin - ESOL Specialist - (770) 651-2000
Dr. Karen Stoutmire - Executive Director of Federal Programs - (770) 651-2000
Melanie Manley - Assistant Superintendent of Student Achievement - 770-651-2300

You can now change the language that you receive district notices in. For more information, please click this LINK.

Parent Resources:
A way that we support the parents and families of English learners is providing access to WIDA's webinar series for families of multilingual learners in grade K-12. Direct access to videos are included in the following flyers:

My Child is an ELL (English flyer)
My Child is an ELL (Spanish flyer)

Additional information and resources for parent of English learners can be found at the Colorín Colorado website. Colorín Colorado is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of bilingual, research-based information, activities, and advice for educators and families of English language learners. The "For Families" direct link is below.

¡Colorín Colorado!

March 17, 2022 ESOL/Title III  Family Session Summary
Douglas Co ESOL Family Session Summary.pdf
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