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Vision: The English Language Learner in McKinney ISD will graduate as prepared and responsible adults with the necessary college and career skills needed to be productive citizens.

Mission: Our mission is to ensure that all English Language Learners achieve their highest potential through rigorous academic opportunities by providing research-based instructional practices that address their affective, linguistic, and academic needs.

Bilingual Program Goals

The MISD Bilingual Program will develop bilingual, bi-literate, and culturally proficient learners who are critical thinkers, leaders, and contributors in a diverse and competitive world.

  • English and Spanish Proficient: Students will develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in English and Spanish at high linguistic and academic proficiency.
  • Culturally Proficient: Students will develop an understanding of how languages, cultures, and people impact our global society.

ESL Program Goals

The MISD ESL Program will develop literate and culturally proficient learners who are critical thinkers, leaders, and contributors in a diverse and competitive world.

  • English Proficient: Students will develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in English at high linguistic and academic proficiency.
  • Culturally Proficient: Students will develop an understanding of how languages, cultures, and people impact our global society.

MISD Guiding Principles for Bilingual and ESL Programs

Being proficient in the first and second language produces higher academic achievement.

Language proficiency means having both basic interpersonal communications skills and cognitive academic language skills.

Academic proficiency in the first language forms the basis for academic proficiency in the second language.

A second language is learned best through lots of exposures that are comprehensible (comprehensible input) in a supportive environment.

When students feel good about themselves, their achievement improves.

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If you need additional assistance with the content on this page, please contact McKinney ISD team member Leticia Marquez by phone at 469-302-7710 or by email here .