• English as a Second Language (ESL) Services

    Based on a student's English Language Proficiency, he/she may be
    eligible for English as a Second Language (ESL) Services. Niles
    Community Schools provides ESL supplemental instructional programs to
    eligible children until they reach proficiency. These services support
    regular classroom instruction and focus on the student's language and
    academic needs to ensure success in school. The goal of all programs
    is for students to learn English, and to meet age-appropriate academic
    achievement standards for grade promotion and graduation.

    To be exited from ESL services, students must test "Proficient" or
    "Advanced Proficient" on Michigan's English Language Proficiency
    Assessment (ELPA). Once exited, students are monitored for two years.
    Students with disabilities will be provided with services in
    conjunction with the services identified on his/her Individualized
    Education Plan (IEP).


    Mrs. Ann Bingham
    Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
    Niles Community Schools
    (269) 683-0736 ext 134