English as a Second Language (ESL)
An Emergent Bilingual (EB) is a student who is in the process of acquiring English and has another language as the primary language. English as a Second Language (ESL) the the program model in Rockdale ISD. Emergent bilingual students receive linguistically and culturally responsive teaching in order to attain full proficiency in English and to participate equitably in school. ESL Content-Based models, used in grades PK - 5, provide instruction for emergent bilingual students by ESL certified teacher(s) in all content areas, while ESL Pull-Out models in grades 6-12 provide English Language Arts and Reading instruction by ESL certified teacher(s).