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ESL Statement of Intent

In accordance with DPS' mission statement, it is the intent of the ESL program to provide English Language Learners the opportunity to participate effectively in the regular instructional program by creating a learning environment that encourages students' pride in their cultural heritage and provides the cognitive and affective support to help them become contributing members of our society.
Our primary focus is to provide language assistance services and classroom environments that promote English proficiency. Our purpose is to nurture and to encourage English Language Learners to achieve their highest potential.