• Elementary Programs

    One-Way Dual Language Enrichment (DLE)

    The One-Way DLE program for kindergarten through fifth grade in Chapel Hill ISD is offered for groups of students who all share the same native language (Spanish).  Dual Language Enrichment (DLE) is a bilingual education model that provides instruction in two languages. Language learning is integrated within content instruction so that students receive no less than 50% of instruction in either language.  This intensive instructional program is designed to develop proficiency in the comprehension, listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the English language as well as in the native language (Spanish). Student eligibility for the program is determined through the administration of an English language proficiency test, and parent permission is required for entrance into the program. Instruction is provided in English and Spanish and utilizes the TEKS and the ELPS for the cultivation of English language skills and the promotion of academic success in grade level content areas. The goal of the DLE program is to produce bilingual, bi-literate, bi-cultural students across content areas by fifth grade. 

    English as a Second Language (ESL)

    ESL is an intensive instructional program designed to develop proficiency in the comprehension, listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the English language. Student eligibility for the program is determined through the administration of an English language proficiency test, and parent permission is required for entrance into the program. All instruction is provided in English by and utilizes the TEKS and the ELPS for the cultivation of English language skills and the promotion of academic success in all grade level content areas.

    Secondary Programs

    Middle School

    The English as a Second Language (ESL) program in grades 6-8, is an intensive program of instruction designed to develop proficiency in the listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the English language. Students are enrolled in an ESL block according to their English proficiency level with a highly qualified ESL teacher where they learn functional, social and academic language to communicate in different settings. ELAR teachers (and other content area teachers, as possible) serve ESL students using the Seven Steps sheltered instruction strategies to help students understand content and develop academic language in the areas of Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts. All courses for ESL students provide instruction based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and follow the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS). 

    High School

    Chapel Hill High School has an English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program centered on second language acquisition. CHHS offers a variety of courses to ESL students according to their program placement with a highly qualified ESL teacher. The English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) high school program, is an intensive program of instruction designed to develop proficiency in the listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the English language. Students are enrolled according to their English proficiency level with a highly qualified ESL teacher where they learn functional, social and academic language to communicate in different settings. All other content area teachers serving ESL students use Seven Steps sheltered instruction strategies to help students understand content and develop academic language in the areas of Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts. All courses for ESL students provide instruction based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and follow the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS).