English as a Second Language (ESL)
Allen ISD offers an ESL instructional program in grades Pre-K-12th for eligible Emergent Bilingual students. The program considers the student's primary language, culture, and prior knowledge to be the foundation for academic success and social growth. Integrating language development and literacy skills across the curriculum (Pre-K-12) provides students with the opportunity to acquire a high level of literacy and fluency in English. In Allen ISD, ESL is taught by certified ESL teachers and is available at all campuses including the Dillard Special Achievement Center. ESL Summer School is available to eligible students.