Great Hearts Irving offers English as a Second Language (ESL) services for English language learners. The program is designed to assist students identified as having limited English proficiency with their language development in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The goal of the ESL program is to provide additional English language assistance for grade-level curriculum using ESL strategies, enabling students to become academically successful in all classes. Students are assessed with state- approved Oral Language Proficiency and Norm-Referenced Tests to qualify for placement in the program. If test results indicate either limited oral or limited cognitive academic English ability, the student (with parent approval) is provided additional English language support. The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) is also administered every spring to English language learners to monitor their learning and design new strategies for the following year.
For more information, please contact a member of our ESL team:
- Lower School ESL Coordinator: Celina.Martinez@GreatHeartsIrving.org
- High School ESL Coordinator: Victoria.Johnson@GreatHeartsIrving.org
- Upper School Lead ESL Coordinator: Celeste.Wheelock@GreatHeartsIrving.org
Our annual ESL Night is a special opportunity for parents of English Language Learners to learn more about our ESL program here at Great Hearts Irving. Visit greatheartsirving.org/eslnight for details.
ESL Parent Coffee
Each year, parents of English Learners are invited to a Parent Coffee in the spring. At the Parent Coffee, our ESL teachers will provide an introduction to the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program here at Great Hearts Irving, and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
This year’s ESL Parent Coffee will be on Friday, May 12th at 8am in the Middle School (Athena Building) MPR.
For questions about the Parent Coffee, please reach out to Celina.Martinez@greatheartsirving.org (Lower School), Celeste.Wheelock@greatheartsirving.org (Middle School), or Victoria.Johnson@greatheartsirving.org (High School).