The Columbus City Schools offers ESL classes at 10 high schools, 8 middle schools, and 30 elementary schools.
All ESL teachers are trained in second language acquisition theory and best practices for teaching students from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. Bilingual instructional assistants are provided for each ESL class to facilitate communication between school and home and to assist with instruction in the classroom.
Students in grades K-5 may receive ESL support at one of 30 elementary schools in Columbus. While each building may implement the program slightly differently, the general design is for students to participate in regular classes for the majority of the day. For a small portion of the day, usually between 30-60 minutes, LEP students are "pulled out" of their regular classes to meet with the ESL teacher for intensive language instruction and content area support.
To learn more about the elementary schools that offer ESL Services, click on the school name below.