English as a New Language Program
Instruction in this program, formerly known as English as a Second Language (ESL), emphasizes English language acquisition. In an ENL program, language arts and content-area instruction are taught in English using specific ENL instructional strategies. Some content area classes are Integrated ENL classes. Students receive core content area and English language development instruction, including the use of the home/primary language as support and appropriate ELL instructional supports to enrich comprehension. Integrated ENL classes are taught by a teacher dually certified in the content area and ENL or are co-taught by a certified content area teacher and a certified ENL teacher. In a Stand-alone ENL class, students receive English language development instruction taught by a NYS-certified teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in order to acquire the English language needed for success in core content areas. This program typically serves ELL students from many different home/primary language backgrounds whose only common language is English and therefore cannot participate in a bilingual program. (New York State Department of Education).
ENL teachers by grade
Luz Cardona (Teacher Aide)
Anne Marie Biggins
Nhuvia D’ Alfonso
Peekskill Middle School
Peekskill High School
English Language Learners Parent Bill of Rights:
What is the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT)?
NYSESLAT Parent Guides:
What is the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners?
NYSITELL Parent Guides:
Parent Orientation Video: