• Tuesday, January 22, 2019 — PGCPS — Code Orange: PGCPS schools and offices will open with a two-hour delay.

    EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center, JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt)
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.
    We will re-evaluate at 6:30 a.m.

    Martes, el 22 de enero — PGCPS— Código naranja: Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal.

    El personal de emergencia no es eligible para tomar licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • No habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes no deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día, ni en los Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC), o ni los Programas de Educación Especial. Programas del día completo empezaran dos horas demoradas.
    • Todo programa escolar que requiera transporte antes del mediodía NO lo tendrá, incluido el Centro de Ciencias Howard B. Owens, el JA Finance Park y el Centro William S. Schmidt (Campamento Schmidt)..
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno
    Revaluaremos a las 6:30 de la mañana.
  • ESOL


    This office reports to Academic Programs and is part of the Chief Academic Officer Division.

    Contact Information

    Judy Hoyer Family Learning Center
    8908 Riggs Road
    Adelphi, Maryland 20783

    Kia McDaniel
    Instructional Supervisor

    Our Mission

    The mission of the ESOL program is to prepare ELLs to effectively use English language skills and academic strategies to participate confidently and successfully as productive citizens in the school community and beyond.

    Areas of Responsibility

    The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program provides the English language instruction required of local educational agencies for English Language Learners (ELLs) in kindergarten through grade 12. Students, who are determined to be in sufficient need through language proficiency testing, receive language support from a certified teacher who has extensive knowledge of second language acquisition using effective strategies for meeting their needs.
    • ESOL Instruction
      What is ESOL?
    • English Language Proficiency Testing
      Overview of English Language Proficiency Testing
    • Title III
      Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act requires that English Learners (ELs) attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet. Our district uses Title III funding to provide supplementary materials for English language instruction, professional development for ESOL and content area teachers and to develop language focused curricular resources to support English Learners.

    Highlighted Programs

    • GED Option for English Learners
      This program is designed for English Learners who are have not obtained the appropriate number of credits to successfully graduate before reaching age 21. This program provides an option for students to stay enrolled in Prince George's County Public Schools school while earning a GED, which results in a Maryland State high school diploma. English Learners must be 17 or older and meet specific criteria with regards to language level and number of years enrolled in U.S. schools.