Twenty-one students celebrated their exit from the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program at Einstein Charter School Village de l’Est on Friday. Parents, faculty and staff watched on as students from grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th received “Achievement Certificates” for achieving full proficiency by the state of Louisiana English Language Development Assessment (ELDA).
ELDA is a battery of tests designed to allow schools to measure annual progress in the acquisition of English language proficiency skills among non-native English speaking students in grades 3-12.
“We are so proud of the 21 students that “graduated” from the ESL program today,” says Chief Executive Officer Shawn Toranto. “Dedicating funding to support our ESL students with paraprofessionals and teachers is (and will remain) a priority for Einstein Charter Schools.”
Einstein Charter Schools serves the highest percentage of English Language Learner students in New Orleans among it’s four charter schools – Village de l’Est, Sherwood Forest, Einstein Charter Middle and Einstein Charter High.
Students receiving recognition:
2nd Grade: Laieyah Hatcher, Khang Nguyen, Ayden Truong
3rd Grade: Thao Vy Nguyen, Tony Nguyen, Emily Peralta, Joseph Tran, Ngan Vu
4th Grade: Duy Dang, Rony Cruz, Samantha Bu, Tram Nguyen, Angie Huong Trinh, Truc Vu
5th Grade: Andy Arevelo, Emily Gutierrez, Maria Mejia, Linh Nguyen, Karen Pineda, Skye Ramirez, Kelly Mendoza
For more information on Einstein Charter Schools please visit www.einsteincharter.org.
Authorized by the Orleans Parish School Board, Einstein Charter Schools operates a group of consistently high performing, open admissions schools in New Orleans East. The Einstein Group, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, governs Einstein Charter Schools. The group recently received a $5 million High Quality Charter School Replication grant from United States Department of Education. We strongly encourage members from underrepresented groups to apply to join our community as teachers, administrators and students so that this program can serve all. Please note, all Einstein Charter Schools' facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. We warmly welcome all to attend, including anyone who needs special accommodations. Please contact us at (504) 324-7459 with any specials needs. Einstein also recently received the 2015 COSEBOC School Award for Excellence and Leadership in Educating Boys of Color. Einstein has been repeatedly recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education as a “Top Gains” and “High Performing, High Poverty” school and by the Orleans Parish School Board as a “Top Performing” school. Einstein recently expanded to the former Sarah Towles Reed campus to provide a middle and high school facility for 500 additional students. Einstein has one of the most diverse student bodies in the city and the largest English Language Learner (ELL) population, with 34 percent of its students in an ELL program.