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Foreign language dictionaries on a desk

Jill Kitchen, Assistant Principal 



  • English A1/2 (Stand-Alone and Integrated ENL/ELA for Newcomers)
  • English A2/3 (Stand-Alone and Integrated ENL/ELA for Entering students)
  • English B1/2 (Stand-Alone and Integrated ENL/ELA for Emerging students)
  • English C1/2 (Stand-Alone and Integrated ENL/ELA for Transitioning students)
  • English D1-4 (Integrated ENL/ELA for Expanding students)
  • Language Skills and Assessments
  • Communication Arts (for Commanding students-year 1)
  • Cultural Literature (for Commanding students-year 2)


English Language Learners must meet all graduation requirements including passing the ELA examination.  ELLs who score below Commanding (formerly Proficient) on the NYSITELL or the NYSESLAT are entitled to services until they score Commanding or score Expanding and pass the ELA Regents examination. Parents may select from available programs, including English Only instruction or Transitional Bilingual Education (offered in Arabic, Chinese and Spanish, when available.)  Parent Program Selection Forms must be completed during registration and filed in the World Languages/ENL office.  Parents may request a meeting and change the selection for the next school year.  Students may not withdraw from a mandated ENL program.  All ENL/HLA classes are aligned to the NYS Common Core/Next Generation Standards. 


Links for our department:



(online lexile-based reading program)


These links are to information videos for parents and families of English Language Learners in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu
NYSESLAT (New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test) information