strips of the word thank you in different languages
  • Bilingual Education

    Bilingual Education is an instructional program offered in grades PK-5 for students whose native language is other than English. We offer Bilingual Education Program services in Spanish. In bilingual programs, the function of the native language is to provide access to the curriculum while the student is acquiring English language proficiency. Instruction in the native language assures that students attain grade-level cognitive skills. The program provides English Language Learners with a structured sequence of academic skills in their native language, as well as accelerated skill development in English language proficiency through English as a Second Language (ESL) methodology. The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) are an integral part of the required curriculum in each subject of the TEKS and ensure that English Language Learners have the full opportunity to learn English and succeed academically. 

    English as a Second Language (ESL)

    English as a Second Language (ESL) program services are offered in GISD for students whose native language is other than English to develop and accelerate their English language proficiency. The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) are an integral part of the required curriculum in each subject of the TEKS and ensure that English Language Learners have the full opportunity to learn English and succeed academically.  The program provides English Language Learners with an intensive program of English language and literacy instruction focusing on language learning strategies, listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency, through the use of English as a Second Language (ESL) methodology.  Academic content courses incorporate sheltered instruction strategies and linguistic accommodations.