About ESL in PISD
The English as a second language program in Prosper ISD provides support for students that have a primary language other than English in grades PK-12. The ESL Specialist supports our students in acquiring English fluency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. ESL Specialists also serve as a cultural bridge for students new to the United States, linking a student's native culture with their new culture in America .
The ESL Specialist utilizes the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) and ELPS (English Language Proficiency Standards) to provide instruction that is aligned to the individual student’s English Proficiency level. Instruction is provided in various modalities such as pull/out, push/in, and structured ESL Classes at the secondary level. Student eligibility for the program is determined through the administration of an English language proficiency test, and parent permission is required for entrance into the program.