ESL Instruction

Welcome to the English as a Second Language (ESL) Instruction Program at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School.  Our ESL program is designed to provide comprehensive language support for students who are non-native English speakers, ensuring their successful integration into our academic community.  We recognize the importance of language proficiency in academic achievement and overall student success. 


ESL Program Goals: 

  • Language Proficiency: Develop and enhance students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English. 
  • Cultural Competence: Foster an understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures, promoting a global perspective. 
  • Academic Success: Provide the language foundation necessary for students to access the curriculum and excel in their academic pursuits. 
  • College and Career Readiness: Equip students with the language skills necessary for post-high school education and future career opportunities. 


Key Features of the ESL Program: 

  • Qualified Instructor: Our experienced and certified ESL instructor is dedicated to creating a supportive and engaging learning environment. 
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Our ESL curriculum aligns with State, Common Core, and WIDA academic standards while addressing the specific language needs of our students.  It integrates language skills with real-life scenarios, cultural contexts, and academic content to make learning relevant and practical. The use of technology further enhances language learning and helps to engage students in meaningful ways. 
  • Small Class Sizes: We maintain small class sizes to facilitate more personalized attention and foster a collaborative and supportive community among ESL students. 
  • Progress Monitoring: Local and State assessments are given to monitor student progress in second language acquisition and to ensure that instruction is adapted to each student’s evolving language skills.  


Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School is committed to providing a positive and enriching ESL learning experience that empowers students to succeed academically and thrive in a multicultural society. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact: Kara Donovan, ESL Teacher/Coordinator at or by phone at (508) 248-5971 Ext. 1213.