The ESL program at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart provides a foundation for English Language Learners to improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The first two years of ESL include classwork that stresses grammatical accuracy and literacy in English as well as academic support in their mainstream English Literature, History and Religion classes. In addition to using current textbooks supporting best practices in English language instruction, the students use Rosetta Stone to reinforce the speaking and grammatical fluency that is taught in class. Students are required to take the TOEFL test yearly and must remain in ESL classes until they score 80, a common minimum score required by selective U.S. colleges and universities for admission. If students need a third year of ESL, they receive one-on-one or small group tutoring in their mainstream classes to help them reach the necessary English proficiency. The school will arrange TOEFL test preparation classes provided by an outside vendor for students who wish to take advantage of it.