English Language Arts
Coordinator of English Language Arts
500 N. Academy Street, Building D
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-5571 ext. 6110
English Language Learner Program
The English Language Learning Program of Williamsburg County School District identifies and serves the linguistic and academic needs of students who enter the district with limited English proficiency. These students are considered Limited English Proficient (LEP) and are identified as English Language Learners (ELLs). These students are protected by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as other subsequent legislation and court rulings, from discrimination with regard to their education. English Language Learners are entitled to equal access to instructional support, extracurricular programs, services, and activities within the district.
Williamsburg County School District’s ELL Coordinator and Title III Compliance Administrator is Debbie Ipock, who is responsible for helping schools understand the legal requirements for our program and to ensure that students receive appropriate services including screenings, yearly language assessments, classroom accommodations/modifications, and updated information about ELL requirements. Mrs. Ipock works with school administrators, school counselors, classroom teachers, instructional assistants, and all school personnel to provide professional development and support to ensure that the needs of ELL students are being met.
English Language Arts
The programs of the English Language Arts curriculum in Williamsburg County School district are developed and taught using the SC College and Career Ready Standards as provided by the South Carolina State Department of Education.
Using the SC Standards, WCSD has developed a rigorous curriculum to ensure the following for students:
- Student learning takes top priority.
- The written curriculum is analyzed and correlated with state and district standards.
- The written curriculum adequately addresses important 21st century skills such as college and career readiness skills.
- Alignment between the written, taught, and tested curriculum generates reliability in producing students who reflect he mission of Williamsburg County School District.
World Language Program
Currently, Williamsburg County School District offers Spanish I and II at CE Murray High School, Hemingway High School, and Kingstree High School.