English as a New Language
The Brownsburg Community School Corporation provides an English as a New Language (ENL) program to all identified English Language Learners in grades K-12. Highly qualified staff members provide instruction in English acquisition skills, as well as providing support to students for successful mastery of core content standards. Parents enrolling a child for the first time in an Indiana school are asked to complete a Home Language Survey. If the survey indicates a native language other than English, a placement test will be given to determine if ENL services are needed. Home Language Surveys and assessments from previous Indiana schools will be accepted when a child enrolls in BCSC. An Individual Learning Plan (ILP) will be developed for students demonstrating a need based on assessment data. Parents will receive written notification, in their native language when possible, of all assessment results and service placements.
ENL services are available in all buildings through a variety of programming methods from licensed ENL teachers, instructional assistants and classroom teachers. Student progress is measured annually through the Indiana Department of Education’s LAS Links Assessment each spring. If you have any questions regarding the ENL program at BCSC, you may contact Mrs. Julie Van Liew, Coordinator for Curriculum and Special Programs, at 852-5726.