• Welcome to our Families page from the ESOL Department! We'd like to share some information that you may find helpful.
    ****If you are interested in learning to read or want to learn to speak English as a Second Language, contact LEARN (Learn English and Reading Now), a United Way literacy organization that serves Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County. LEARN's number is 540-245-5136. Check out the website at www.learnva.com.
    Acronym challenge!
    Here are some current acronyms that you may hear regarding your
    child's school and academic progress.
    ESL:      English as a Second Language
    ESOL:   English for Speakers of Other Languages
    TESOL:  Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
    ELL:      English Language Learner
    SOL:     Standards of Learning (the VA tests that all 3-12 grade students take each year)
    DOE:    (Virginia's) Department of Education
    WIDA:  World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (the yearly test given to VA ESOL students)
    Please contact us if there is other information that you would like to see on this page in the future. Contact Betsy Conyers at bconyers@staunton.k12.va.us with your ideas and questions!