There are 138 students receiving services from the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) department, and 30 formerly LEP (Limited English proficient) students who are mainstreamed and monitored by the ESOL department. Our ESOL students come from 27 countries and speak 16 different languages. All students who enter Pinellas Park High School are tested for eligibility for ESOL at the time of registration if they indicate that another language is spoken at home. If a student qualifies for ESOL after being given the English proficiency test, he or she is placed into one, two, or three ESOL/English classes based on his/her level. ESOL students take the remainder of their classes math, science, social studies, and electives mainstream classes. Our ESOL program has three teachers and three bilingual assistants. The aides provide language assistance to ESOL students in the mainstream classes and are valuable resources within the school.