English Language Learners


English as a New Language (ENL)

The English as a New Language (ENL) program at Muncie Community Schools serves students whose first (or primary) language is not English. These students are often called English Learners (EL). There are over 15 different languages represented among our K-12 student body.

Goals of ENL Education

The Muncie Community Schools EL program is committed to the educational advancement of its ENL students both academically and socially in English, while honoring their rich heritage of language and culture. Specifically, our goals include:

  1. To teach English for specific academic purposes so language can be applied to academic contexts to maximize student achievement.
  2. To provide opportunities for students to grow socially through their home school and community.
  3. To enable students to construct meaning through appropriate instructional strategies.
  4. To provide administrators, teachers and staff with innovative professional development to maximize student achievement.

The Muncie Community Schools supports the EL students’ instructional and family communication needs.  All staff are trained specifically to help students acquire English while they learn other subjects such as reading, science and math.

For more information:

Contact Kelsey Pavelka, Director of Title 3 Services at: kelsey.pavelka@muncieschools.org