The goal of Richland County School District One's ESOL Program is to provide equal educational opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse students who have a primary or home language other than English and who are Limited English Proficient (LEP) or Non-English Proficient (NEP). The primary focus of the instructional program is to provide an English-rich environment so that LEP and NEP students become proficient in English as soon as possible. The instructional program provides support while students transition into complete mainstream instruction.
Richland County School District One creates a learning environment that provides cognitive and affective support to help language minority students become contributing members of society. The ESOL Program, beginning with kindergarten and continuing through high school, provides each LEP or NEP student with an opportunity to acquire knowledge of the US culture and to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in order to be academically successful in mainstream classes.
HEALTLY FAMILIES, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Join us and learn from healthcare professionals in the community about a variety of topics: April 23, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Dreher High School.
- General / Family Practice
- Child Development
- Access & Affordable Care
- Health Insurance
- Women’s Health
- Dental & Vision Care
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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS, KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY
The World Language and ESOL Programs is planning a second family event this spring called “Know Your Rights, Know Your Community”. This event will take place on March 23 at Lower Richland High School from 4-6pm.
We are inviting Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Appleseed Legal Justice Center, attorneys from the SC Bar, SC Works, and other organizations to be vendors and presenters at this event. Our goal is to inform our immigrant, refugee, & mixed-status families about their rights, education, and access to support to support organizations in South Carolina.
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TALK, READ AND SIGN
Families of ESOL students – please join us for a family event focusing on strategies and benefits of using the native language at school, home, and in the community.
December 14, 2021 (4:30pm-6:00pm) at 2612 Covenant Rd. Columbia SC 29204