English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Upon enrollment, each student will complete a home language survey as required by state guidelines. If the information on the home language survey indicates that a language other than English is spoken in the home, or most often spoken by the student, an oral language proficiency assessment will be administered. A Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) will review the results of the assessment and determine if the student meets criteria for classification as a Limited English Proficient (LEP) student. LEP identified students are offered support services through the campus ESL program.
Gifted and Talented
High school gifted services embrace a multi-disciplinary approach to education. The primary vessel for gifted services in high school is the Humanities 1 and 2 English Language Arts classes, which are exclusive to students who have been identified as gifted and talented learners. These courses adopt a broad perspective of literature by interweaving history, psychology, and philosophy to analyze and evaluate the origins of culture and knowledge. In addition, gifted learners may opt to take Advanced/AP courses and Dual-Credit courses, which are designed to prepare students for college-level work in the subject of their choice and may provide students with college credit while still in high school.
Placement in the Special Education program is based on data gathered by the RESULTS team, results of formal assessments, and the development of an Individual Education Program (IEP) by the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee. The student, parent, and representatives from the school staff make up the ARD committee and develop the IEP together.
Wylie ISD offers a continuum of Special Education services which includes: inclusion support, direct instruction in core content and self-contained placements. Services are provided in the least restrictive environment as determined by the students’ Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) committee and the students’ Individual Education Program (IEP).