ESOL Eligibility

  • To comply with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Limited English Proficient (LEPstudents must be identified during the enrollment process. As part of the enrollment process, all parents/guardians must fill out the home language survey for every child enrolling. Families registering children are assisted in completing the documents and registration materials on-site, as needed. Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS) uses the Home Language Survey (HLS) results to determine the need for further English language proficiency screening and possible English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services. If the family indicates a language other than English on the HLS, the enrolling school registrar notifies the ESOL lead teacher of the need for screening. 

    Home Language Survey Forms
    Home Language Survey - English   Spanish Version Coming Soon!

    If the student is newly arrived, or does not have an ELP level assigned by a Virginia school division, ESOL staff will screen students using the WIDA Screener assessment or the WIDA Kindergarten MODEL. The results of the entry assessment will be used to determine if the student qualifies for language instruction programs. More information on the WIDA Screener can be found here. Students identified as needing ESOL services will be placed in language instruction programs based on English language proficiency level and grade.