HOURS: 7:50 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
CREDITS: All academic credits are awarded based on home district review of student academic track.
The English Literacy Alternative Program (ELAP) is for students who
are not proficient in their native tongue or in English. ELAP helps
students build proficiency in English through an immersion program.
Students will be exposed to other academic subjects as
their proficiency develops. ELAP is a non-credit bearing program.
Students are grouped by their level of English proficiency through the
New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners
(NYSITELL), the Language Assessment Battery - Revised (LAB-R) or the New
York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT).
Subgroups of English Language Learners (ELL) are given differentiated
pedagogical practices and instructional material, which are
developmentally and age appropriate, linguistically enriching, and
culturally/ experientially relevant.
The students range in age from 14-to-21 years old and
are from a variety of countries of origin. Typically, these students
require more than conventional English for Speakers of Other Languages
(ESOL) programs. Some will need access to the educational system until
Academic outcomes depend on the student’s age when
he/she enters the program, along with his/her academic and personal
goals. Some may be eligible for credit-bearing academic courses or
half-day Barry Tech Career and Technical Education (CTE) program with