ESL – Students identified as needing additional English language support via the Home Language Survey completed during registration and the NYS Identification Test of English Language Learners, will be provided with ESL or Dual Language support. Decisions regarding service delivery are made with school staff in collaboration with the family. Students who are identified as English language learners are assessed every spring with the NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test which measures listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
Core Curriculum – Our core curriculum follows the NYS Common Core Standards and our curriculum is approved by the NYC Department of Education. English Language Arts: Ready Gen-a literacy program that includes fiction and non-fiction texts, and supports writing across genres. Mathematics: Go Math-a math program that is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), includes application of math skills through problem-solving and supports the mathematical practices of successful mathematicians.