ESL - Title III

The Wayne Township Public schools believe in providing an inclusive, culturally responsive educational environment for all students. Children who may qualify for language services are screened through the registration, home language survey, and WIDA model screening process to determine which students are eligible for services as English language learners. Eligible students receive high intensity English as a Second Language support daily and benefit from shelter English instruction when enrolled in the program.

Our programs serve over 220-250 students annually at 6 district schools focused on providing intense language instruction in English and encouraging development of the students native language, inclusive of multicultural projects and sharing opportunities for all learners. In the past year, between 28-31 different home languages were spoken by students in our programs.. We celebrate and honor this diversity with materials, lessons, and parent presentations to develop and foster successful lifelong bilingual and biliterate learners.

Schools currently hosting ESL programs include APT, JFK, Pines Lake, and Ryerson at the elementary level and George Washington Middle School and Wayne Hills High School at the secondary level.

We are currently working on expanding the program to include more schools. If your child does not attend one of the schools above, click the first document below to find your children's ESL partner school.

For more information on these programs, entry/exit criteria, program letters, and home language surveys, please visit the links below.

 Bilingual ELL Parent Letters and Home Language Surveys

Wayne Township English as a Second Language - Schools and Teachers 2020-21 

NJDOE Bilingual, ESL, and Title III Home Page - Information, sample forms, and parent resources 

ESL Parent Stakeholder Meeting Resources - Supporting EL’s at Home (April 2021)