School districts in Texas are required by state law to assess the English language proficiency of all students whose Home Language Survey indicates that the home language is a language other than English. If a child demonstrates limited English proficiency on the assessment, s/he will be eligible for enrollment in the appropriate language program: bilingual education or English as a Second Language (ESL). The goal of both programs is to enable English language learners to become competent in the reading, listening, speaking, and writing of the English language through the development of literacy and academic skills in grade level content areas. Click here to learn more about these programs.
State law also requires children to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases to attend school in Texas. View requirements. These immunization records must be presented in English. If your child’s immunization records are not in English, Collin County Health Care Services can assist in translating the records from another language. The County can translate from 10 languages including Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Urdu, Punjabi, Saraiki, Malayalam, Yoruba and Arabic. Visit www.co.collin.tx.us/healthcare_services for contact information.
If your student is entering high school, transcripts must also be submitted in English. Counselors at each school can provide resources to assist you with translation as part of the enrollment process.