• Course Descriptions


    ENL Beginning 1 Three periods – 1 Elective Credit

    ENL Beginning 1 is a class designed to provide ?”basic” and ?”survival” English language communicative skills to newcomer beginning level ELL students so that they may quickly acclimate to their new school and community environment.   Based on ongoing assessment, students are placed in ENL Beginning 2 at the earliest possible opportunity; however, these students cannot remain in this Beginning 1 class for more than ten months of ENL instruction.    

    ENL Beginning 2 Three periods – 1 English credit

    ENL Beginning 2 is a one-year course designed for beginning level ELL students to master the basic principles of the English language in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  

    ENL Intermediate Two periods – 1 English credit

    By the completion of this course, students will be able to comprehend main points and most important details in oral and written discourse in moderately demanding contexts of language use. They will be able to understand implications beyond surface meaning and will recognize and understand an expanded inventory of concrete and idiomatic language.  

    ENL Advanced One period – 1 credit

    By the completion of this course, students will be able to comprehend many important aspects of oral language, on social and academic topics, such as main points, details, speaker's purpose, attitudes, levels of formality, and inferences. They will be able to comprehend an expanded range of concrete, abstract, and conceptual language and sustain understanding of conceptually or linguistically complex modalities.    

    ENL English Enrichment One period – 1 credit

    This course is designed for ELLs in grade 11 or 12.  By the completion of this course, students will be able to challenge the English Regents Examination.  They will enhance their comprehension of additional aspects of oral language, especially in academic topics and will broaden their understanding of conceptually or linguistically complex modalities of usage of the English language.  These students will be given the opportunity to challenge the English Regents Examination in January and if necessary again in June.  

    Beginning 1 / ENL Math Prep One period – 1 Elective Credit

    The Beginning 1 math class is taught by an ENL teacher and is designed to provide the ELL students with the background, vocabulary and understanding of the concepts and skills necessary in order to successfully meet the challenges of the sheltered Regents math classes.    

    Beginning 1 / ENL Science Prep One period – 1 Elective Credit

    The Beginning 1 science class is taught by an ENL teacher and is designed to provide the ELL students with the background, vocabulary and understanding of the concepts and skills necessary in order to successfully meet the challenges of the sheltered science classes.  

    Beginning 1 / ENL Social Studies Prep One period – 1 Elective Credit

    The Beginning 1 social studies class is taught by an ENL teacher and is designed to provide the ELL students with the background, vocabulary and understanding of the concepts and skills necessary to successfully meet the challenges of the sheltered social studies classes. 

    ENL Sheltered Integrated Algebra A – 1 credit

    This course, taught by a math teacher is the first year of a two-year course especially designed for ELL students in the Beginning 2 and intermediate levels of English proficiency.  This class is the first half of the Integrated Algebra course.  

    ENL Sheltered Integrated Algebra B (R) – 1 credit

    This course, taught by a math teacher is the second year of a two-year course especially designed for ELL students in the Beginning and Intermediate levels of English proficiency.  This course will focus on the remaining topics in the state mandated Integrated Algebra curriculum.  It is designed to prepare students to pass Integrated Algebra Regents Examination in June.  

    ENL Sheltered Biology:  Living Environment A – 1 credit

    This course is taught by a science teacher. This is the first year of a two-year course especially designed for ELL students in the Beginning 2 and Intermediate levels of English proficiency.  It introduces them to the study of living things.  

    ENL Sheltered Biology:  Living Environment B (R) – 1 credit

    This course is taught by a science teacher.  This is the second year of a two-year course especially designed for ELL students in the Beginning 2, Intermediate and Advanced levels of English proficiency.  It is designed to prepare the students to pass the Living Environment Regents Examination.  

    ENL Sheltered Global History and Geography I – 1 credit

    This course, taught by a social studies teacher is especially designed for ELL students in the Beginning and Intermediate levels of English proficiency.  It introduces them to the study of Global History from the Ancient World through the Global Age.  The history and interaction of different cultures throughout the world are explored.  Emphasis is placed on reading, writing and the interpretation of primary sources.  

    ENL Sheltered Global History and Geography II (R) – 1 credit

    This course, taught by a social studies teacher is the second part of the Global History strand and is especially designed for ELL students in the Beginning 2 and Intermediate levels of English proficiency.  It continues with the global studies curriculum and prepares the ELL students to pass the Global Studies Regents examination.   

    ENL Sheltered United States History and Government (R) – 1 credit

    This course, taught by a social studies teacher is especially designed for ELL students in the Beginning 2 and Intermediate levels of English proficiency.  It introduces them to the study of the history of the United States as an industrial nation.  The Constitution, legal issues, and areas of international involvement are covered.  This course prepares the ELL students to pass the U.S. History Regents.