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English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

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South Lyon Community Schools’ ESL program serves approximately 206 English Learners (ELs) whose first or home language is not English. This does not include students whose parents have declined services.  Kindergarten students and all students new to the district are evaluated for English proficiency level at the beginning of the school year or upon registering.  The type and frequency of services to be provided is determined based on that evaluation.  Services provided to students include push-in or pull out support provided by an ESL teacher or an ESL English class at the high school level. 

Per Federal law, all ESL students’ English proficiency is assessed in the spring to determine amount of growth made during the school year as well as to determine if services need to continue. 

For information or questions please contact Dayna Britton, ESL coordinator, at 248.573.8111.

  • Andrea Archer, K-5/Elementary
  • Ellen Brengle, 6-12/Secondary
  • Rosie Crandall, K-5/Elementary
  • Marie Arao-Hansen, K-5/Elementary
  • Andrea O'Keefe, Parent Liason

To view the World Class Instruction and Design Assessment (WIDA) standards and can-do statements, go to