St. Joseph School District

Achieving Excellence

Welcome to the ESOL Department  
Gena Villegas
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Gena Villegas, English Speakers of Other Languages Coordinator 
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Our offices register and enroll all new students who come from other countries or who speak a language other than English at home. We give new students an English assessment to determine whether they qualify to participate in the English for Speakers of Other Languages program. If a student qualifies, he or she will receive additional help in English from a tutor and/ or a teacher. 

SJSD has three ESOL center schools on the elementary level: Edison, Humboldt, and Lake Contrary. At the ESOL center schools, an ESOL endorsed teacher provides direct language instruction to English Language Learners for a time period based on students’ abilities. ESOL endorsed teachers are also housed at all four middle schools: Bode, Robidoux, Spring Garden, and Truman, and all four high schools: Central, Lafayette, and Benton.

Thank you for visiting us! If you would like to contact me, see info below.

1000 S. 9th Street
St. Joseph, Missouri 64503
816-671-4119 (Phone)
816-671-4464 (FAX)
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