EL PROGRAMS  and Documents
RCPS provides English Learners with supplemental services to enhance their acquisition of the English Language and achievement of the Standards of Learning. The Handbook and forms utilized in the EL program are provided below.  Additional information regarding EL students is available at the state and federal level.  Additional information is provided below.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding ELs please contact Charleen Jordan, EL coordinator/teacher at 540-267-3230 or email at [email protected]



Information for SNAPn Benefits
Informaciones para Beneficios de SNAP
Current Information June 2020
Mar 30
Additional Resources for Teachers and Parents working with ELs.
Grammarly: Free Online Writing Assistant
Colorín Colorado | A bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners
Breaking News English Lessons: Easy English World News Materials - ESL
CommonLit | Free Reading Passages and Literacy Resources

 Identification of English Learners (ELs) upon enrolling in Radford City Schools

The USED Office of Civil Rights and in conjunction with the US Department of Justice has approved the following questions to demonstrate minimal compliance with the requirement to identify possible English Learners in need of Language Assistance: 

uWhat is the primary language used in the home, regardless of the language spoken by the student?

uWhat is the language most often spoken by the student?

uWhat is the language that the student first acquired?

uThese identifying questions are included on all registration documents and on a separate Home Language Survey (included above) provided parents and guardians of all students enrolling in Radford City Schools.

uIf a parent or guardian responds with any language other than English for one or more questions, then the student should be progressed to the language screening process.

uCity Schools must ensure that incoming Els are identified, screened, and placed in appropriate programs and services within 30 days of enrollment, and must ensure that all Els enrolling in RCPS (McHarg Elementary, Belle Heth Elementary, John Dalton Intermediate School, and Radford High School) are identified in a consistent manner.

If you have any questions regarding the identification process or would like to discuss 
how your child can be screened contact the following staff where your child attends or will attend school
Michelle Greene         Principal   McHarg Elementary School                              540-267-3239
Deb Reedy                 Assistant Principal McHarg Elementary School                 540-267-3239
Tara Grant                  Principal   Radford High School                                         540-267-3252
Ken Keister                 Assistant  Principal Radford High School                          540-731-3651 
Darden Freeman        Principal  John Dalton Intermediate School                       540-267-3247
Kelly Linkenhoker         Principal  Belle Heth Elementary                                       540-731-3232
Cole Wilder                Assistant  Principal Belle Heth Elementary                         540-731-3235


RCPS was monitored by the VDOE during the 2017-2018 school year.   The Federal 

Monitoring Indicators for Title III, Part A are included for public review.

   The results of the Federal Monitoring will be posted when the results are finalized.