The School Board of Highlands County Federal Programs Department implements the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and all Title grants.
Migrant, ESOL, & Homeless Liaison
Jill Compton Twist - Director (863) 471-5547
Delilah Marquez - Migrant Academic Advocate (863) 471-5574 ext. 10375
Noel Rivera Sanchez - ESOL Resource Teacher (863) 471-5555 ext. 10268
Noelia Martinez - Homeless Liaison Assistant (863) 471-5313 ext. 10311
Title I Schools and Federal Grants
~ English Language Learners - ELL ~
The English Language Learners (ELL) Program is designed to meet the needs of students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The ELL program addresses cultural skills, communications skills, and academic skills in a sequential and efficient order.
Classroom instruction provides a natural progression of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Cultural understanding and knowledge of self are addressed, as well as the student's heritage culture. The program emphasizes an individualized approach to instruction.
The purpose of the ELL program is to provide a smooth transition from the heritage language to English. The LEP student is provided the ESOL class in order to expedite the language acquisition process. Each school in Highlands County provides an ELL program to meet their needs of these students.
Please contact Mr. Noel Rivera Sanchez by email or by calling (863) 471-5555 ext. 10268 for more information.