• Emergent Bilingual Program 

    The Mission of Lancaster ISD’s Bilingual Emergent Program, in partnership with parents, guardians, and the community, is to provide a rigorous academic program with 21st Century Standards, a safe and orderly environment that empowers and promotes responsible productive citizens.
     
    Emergent Bilingual is an intensive program of instruction designed to develop proficiency in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing composition in English. Instruction in English as a second language (EB) shall be commensurate with the student’s level of English proficiency and his or her level of academic achievement.
     
    In pre-kindergarten through 8th grade, instruction in English as a second language may vary from the amount of time accorded to instruction in English Language Arts in the regular program for non-limited English proficient students to a full-time instructional setting utilizing second language methods.
     
    In high school, the Emergent Bilingual Program is consistent with graduation requirements and students will be served using the Sheltered Instruction Model. All schools in Lancaster ISD offer ESL services.