Texarkana Independent School District is committed to addressing the affective, linguistic and cognitive needs of students who are identified as English Language Learners (ELLs) by providing them an equal educational opportunity through Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs.

Our program emphasizes the mastery of English language skills, as well as mathematics, science and social studies enabling ELLs to participate effectively and equitably in the teaching/learning process through the state’s curriculum, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS). In doing so, students reach their full potential through equitable experiences which ensure that they become confident, productive and competent members of our multicultural society.

TISD implements a Bilingual Education Program for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade, and an English as a Second Language Program for students who are in Pre Kindergarten through 12th grade. Both programs serve students acquiring English who meet the eligibility requirements. In an effort to link home and schools to further promote student success, the Bilingual/ESL Department also provides services, training and programs for students, families and staff.

Mindy Basurto
Coordinator of Multilingual Education
3413 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, Texas 75503
Phone: 903.793.7561 ext. 1316
Fax: 903.255.3280