The North Kingstown ELL program is an instructional program in which student learning is a shared responsibility between the ELL teachers and content-area teachers. It utilizes a developmental language and literacy approach that is focused on English language proficiency and academic achievement. Students receive service from 1 to 3 class periods per day in their neighborhood schools. They are integrated into all academic classes and activities in the district and are held to the same high standards as all other students. Opportunities are provided for parents and ELL teachers to work closely together regarding their child's education.