English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a state-funded instructional program for English Learners in grades K-12. The ESOL program is offered to English Learners (ELs) who meet the testing eligibility criteria established by the Georgia Department of Education. The ESOL program supports English language learners in an English-speaking classroom through development of speaking, reading, listening, and writing. The curriculum emphasizes academic and social language and is based upon the WIDA Consortium English Language Development (ELD) standards. ESOL students receive 45-50 minutes of service each day. Students are either served in their homeroom class or in the ESOL classroom.
The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is designed to serve students in kindergarten through fifth grade who have identified developmental weaknesses in reading and writing. The purpose of EIP is to provide additional instruction resources to help students who are performing below grade level to obtain the necessary academic skills to reach grade level performance in the shortest time possible.