ESOL
Phone 580-338-4340
Fax 580.338.3812
801 N.Beaver Guymon, OK 73942

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program of Guymon Public Schools is committed to meeting the needs of English Learners (ELs) and their families. ESOL is a federally-mandated instructional program under the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974 for eligible students in grade Kindergarten – 12th.

The ESOL program of Guymon Public Schools is standards-based program emphasizing academic and social language development. ESOL coursework is based upon WIDA Consortium English Language Development Standards while simultaneously integrating grade appropriate content standards to ensure that ELs are successful. 

The ESOL program of Guymon Public Schools fosters inclusive schools and classrooms that are responsive to the linguistic and cultural needs of English Learners and their families. The ESOL program of Guymon Public Schools provides English Learners with support and instruction in the English language, the American culture, as well as mainstream academics in order to ensure success in classroom, school, and community. The goals of the ESOL program of Guymon Public Schools are as follows:

 

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To integrate language, cognitive, and academic instruction that enables students to develop English language proficiency and content area knowledge.  

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 To develop competency in English in the four domains of language: listening, speaking, reading and writing. 

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 To support grade-level appropriate curriculum based on the Oklahoma Academic Standards while emphasizing social and academic language proficiency.

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 To orient students and parents to the American culture and enable them to participate successfully in school and community life.