English Language Learners
The ESOL department offers support to provide educational excellence and continuous achievement for all English Language Learners and promote ESOL instruction through content learning.

Charleston County has a wonderfully diverse population of English Language Learner (ELL) students in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program.  This year over 2600 students from all over the world representing as many as thirty-six different languages were enrolled in 76 CCSD public schools. Forty teachers provide services for these students. The students learn the English language through studying not just English, but science, social studies and math. 

We focus on all content areas in the ESOL curriculum. The ESOL staff is as talented and diverse as the student population they serve.  Among the 40 teachers are four teachers who have already achieved national board certification. Our fourteen bilingual teachers are an asset to our program and prove to be of tremendous assistance to the families of the many Spanish, French and Portuguese speaking students in the district. 

This dedicated group of teachers works with children in school, at home and even in the summer to ensure that language skills continue to progress and that the lines of communication with parents remain open.  In addition, we offer adult evening classes with child care for parents of our students and focus on establishing and maintaining positive relationships between parents, teachers and all school personnel.