English as a Second Language

Avalon ISD offers ESL to all eligible students in grades PK-12. Pull-out and classroom services are provided. All students new to the district must fill out a Home Language Survey. If the students primary language is indicated as another other than English, testing will be done if the student has not been previously evaluated. Avalon ISD uses the IPT testing program at the appropriate grade levels to assess oral language and ESL program eligibility. Students entering PK-1st grade are encouraged to attend the ESL Summer Program held each year.   Teachers at various grade levels are certified to assist students in the classroom.