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English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

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South Lyon Community Schools’ ESL program serves approximately 260 English Learners (ELs) whose first or home language is not English.   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 ESL services to be provided is determined based on that evaluation.  Services provided to students include push-in or pull-out support or an ESL English class at the high school level.   All services are provided by certified ESL teachers.

Per Federal law, all ESL students’ English proficiency is assessed each spring to determine amount of growth made during the school year as well as to determine if services need to continue.   Michigan is one of 39 states that use the WIDA (World Class Instruction and Design Assessment) to assess ELs' English proficiency.  Students are assessed in the four language domains:  Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

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, 6-12/Secondary
  • Dinah Parker, K-5/Elementary
  • Parent Liason

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