Somerset County School District

(1)Important information regarding the water at J.M. Tawes is posted below on this homepage under News and Announcements.  Related Connect Ed messages will be sent Friday May 19 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday May 21 at 8:00 p.m. to students and parents............  (2)Students at GES and PAES to attend school for 1/2 day each on June 12 and June 13 to accommodate teacher moves due to re-alignment of the two schools.  For more details look at the information in News and Announcements. Scroll down this page.......... (3) Click on Links and then on the Dropdown Wor-Wic Dual Enrollment to learn more about this opportunity for our high school students.
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ESOL Programs

The goal of the ESOL program is to help the English Language Learners to learn enough English to function linguistically and culturally in the Somerset County Public Schools and in the mainstream of American Society. 


 The mission of the ESOL Instructional team is to provide a high quality instructional program for all ESOL students in grades pre-K through 12 by developing a standards based English language acquisition curriculum and providing instructional support to ESOL teachers and other SCPS staff.


 The curriculum is based on state and district standards for the language and literacy development of English language learners.  It is also based on research that supports learning language through academic content.

 Emphasis is placed on developing language in the four skill areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking, using methods specifically designed for culturally and linguistically diverse students.  Students are given opportunities to practice and apply language through interaction with adults and peers, hands-on learning experiences, and activities that promote critical-thinking.