English as a Second Language (ESL)
When students speaking little or no English join UNIS they are part of a regular homeroom with others of their age. They take part, from the beginning, in as many lessons as possible. At the same time they have regular, usually daily, lessons in English as a Second Language.
Additional Classroom Support (ACS)
The additional classroom support teacher helps students who need additional instruction in reading and writing, or mathematics. When necessary, students are given diagnostic assessments to identify individual specific needs. The homeroom teacher and the support teacher provide additional small-group instruction to students who have not yet gained adequate mastery of skills and concepts to cope with the program. The resources used relate directly to the curriculum. In cases where further support is deemed necessary, the additional classroom support teacher will schedule time to meet students in smaller groups.