English Learners

At Barcroft, we serve students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds by providing the EL (English Learners) program at our school. EL students receive services in a variety of ways. Students receive instructions through pull-out and/or inclusion based on their language needs. All of our teachers are certified in Teaching English as a Second Language.

EL Instruction

  • Ensures that English learners (EL) attain English proficiency in order to develop high levels of academic achievement.
  • Assists EL in meeting APS academic content standards that all students are expected to achieve: APS curriculum, Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL); as well as World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English Language Proficiency Standards (K-12) in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
  • Is research-based using a variety of methods and best practices that integrate language and content.

Who Receives EL Instruction?

Criteria for entry, progress, and exit based on student’s level of English proficiency, grades K-12. EL instruction is given with parental permission to students who are from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and were identified through testing as needing help with English language proficiency and understanding to enhance their academic capabilities in the classrooms. This instruction is tailored either for students with relatively advanced English proficiency who receive EL support or for students identified as having beginning or intermediate English proficiency who receive EL help. For more information, please contact our Main Office or the APS Office of English Learners.

Our EL Team

Ms. Cicala – katherine.cicala@apsva.us

Ms. Dorn – janet.dorn@apsva.us

Mr. James – james.hainer@apsva.us

Ms. Kuncar – elsie.kuncar@apsva.us

Ms. Luisa – luisa.echevarria@apsva.us