Through the use of school liaisons, literacy classes for parents and students, after school programs, and other efforts, Springdale Public Schools has built an ambitious district-wide effort to reach our English language learners and their families. Thirty-seven percent of Springdale school teachers are English Second Language (ESL) certified, meaning those teachers are experts in second language acquisition. Our ESL department serves over 8,050 current ESL students and continues to monitor over 4,000 students that have graduated from the program.
In addition to focusing on the classroom, we also have a strong focus toward building relationships with parents. We believe that supporting our students and their families also supports our community by building a strong partnership to help everyone succeed.
For parents, the Springdale Family Literacy Program (SFLP) is unique because of our collaboration with NorthWest Technical Institute, where parents participate in four components of the SFLP model each day:
Our SFLP model is the largest of its kind in the nation and recognizes around 250 parent participants each year at the SFLP celebration ceremony.
The ESL Department also offers support through translation services, interpreters, and helping students as they prepare to enter college or the workforce.
For more information and resources to help your student and your family, click here.