Rockingham County employs ELL teachers and hourly paid staff who provide direct assistance to Limited English Proficient (LEP) students. Both pull-out and in-class instructional delivery models are used to assist LEP students in grades K-8. At the high school level, ELL students can earn credit for LEP classes in compliance with approved course offerings.
In grades K-8, instructional materials for the ELL program have been approved and purchased as part of the language arts adoption. ELL teachers/tutors and regular classroom teachers communicate regularly to maximize performance and progress for the ELL student.
At the secondary level, ELL teachers/tutors provide instruction to support the acquisition of English skills in listening, reading, spelling, and writing. ELL teachers provide assistance in content area instruction to strengthen the ELL student’s performance and progress in regular education classes as they work toward meeting the requirements of a standard or advanced diploma. In addition, newly-arrived, non-English speaking students in grades 6-8 and high school are able to attend class in an Intensive English program.
LEP students are encouraged to attend summer school programs and after-school programs offered by Rockingham County Public Schools for Grades K-12. Rockingham County Public Schools also provides services for eligible four-year-old (Pre-K) ELL students in the elementary schools.