Chicopee Comprehensive High School
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Students showing their heritage
English As a Second Language Program Philosophy
The mission of the program is to provide multicultural students with the opportunities to read, write, listen, and speak English within a range of contexts they encounter inside and outside the school setting. We aspire to assist the students in a process of growing, learning, and maturing so that they can become happy and productive individuals. Through the shared discovery in learning, students not only experience real life situations, but attain a certain level of maturity as they perform with confidence simultaneously maintaining individual cultural heritage. We strive to accomplish this by providing a safe and comfortable classroom environment, opportunities for the students to utilize the English language, an environment that promotes cultural appreciation and respect, and a commitment for student accountability and responsibility through various types of assessment, collaboration, and the teacher-modeled behavior.