The goal of the ESOL program is to teach and support our English Language Learners so that they reach a high level of English in order to be successful both linguistically, culturally and socially here at John F. Kennedy High School. We also endeavor to build skills that will help students to be successful in their futures after high school.


To provide high quality instruction, assessment, counseling, and parent outreach activities that enable English language learners to demonstrate successful academic performance across all curricular areas.


To promote the effective instruction of all English language learners across the curriculum to enable them to acquire the social and academic English needed to achieve in all content areas, pre K-12.
Click here to learn more about the MCPS ESOL curriculum.


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ESOL Resources

MCPS Division of ESOL/Bilingual Programs
Adult ESOL Classes - (301) 962-8950 Press 2
Click here to learn more about JFK ESOL courses.

Information for Non-English Speakers

Speakers of languages other than English can find information about Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in one click from the MCPS Web site's home page,

Web sites have been created in Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese to enable non-English-speaking families to more easily find news, documents and information about services.

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