English Literacy Alternative Program (ELAP)

GRADES: 9-12
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 elap (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 age 21.

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 ESL support.

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