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English to Speakers of Other Languages


Megan Sayago, ESOL Coordinator, 770-761-1453

Nohemi Howard, ESOL Parent Liaison, 770-860-4234


The mission of the Rockdale County Public Schools ESOL program is to ensure equal educational opportunities for students who have a primary home language other than English and who meet the criteria for services as English Learners (ELs). The primary focus of the ESOL department is to provide an English-rich environment that supports English Learners in becoming proficient in speaking, listening, reading and writing English as quickly as possible.

The Rockdale County Public Schools ESOL program (K-12) is a standards-based curriculum which emphasizes both social and academic language while at the same time ensuring academic progress. This is done through integrating the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards with the Georgia Standards of Excellence. This integration enables English Learners to communicate in English and demonstrate academic, social and cultural proficiency simultaneously.


ESOL services are provided at the following schools:

  • C.J. Hicks Elementary
  • Flat Shoals Elementary
  • Honey Creek Elementary
  • Hightower Trail Elementary
  • J.H. House Elementary
  • M. G. Barksdale Elementary
  • Pine Street Elementary
  • Shoal Creek Elementary
  • Sims Elementary
  • Conyers Middle
  • Edwards Middle
  • Memorial Middle
  • Heritage High
  • Rockdale County High
  • Salem High

English Learners who are zoned to attend schools where direct ESOL services are not provided have the option to attend a designated ESOL school to receive ESOL support. Transportation is available to all English Learners who take advantage of this opportunity.

All kindergarten students who qualify for ESOL services remain in their home schools. Kindergarten classroom teachers are provided ESOL support, strategies and interventions by the Kindergarten ESOL Coach.

High School Transcripts

It is very important for incoming high school English Learners to bring official transcript information from their former schools when enrolling in RCPS. Transcripts provide RCPS with the information needed to determine any previously earned credits and assist in creating a class schedule. Students may bring transcripts with them to the registration office or have it mailed to the appropriate high school.

Heritage High School
2440 Granade Road
Conyers, GA 30094
Rockdale County High School
1174 Bulldog Circle
Conyers, GA 30012
Salem High School
3551 Underwood Road
Conyers, GA 30013