• Dual Language & Immersion Programs


    Dual language programs promote instruction in two languages as equally important, giving English speakers the gift of bilingualism and allowing English-as-a-second language students to retain their own language while mastering English. HISD uses a model of a minimum of 50% to a maximum of 80% of daily instruction in the non-English language

    Language Immersion schools instruct students in the specialty language of the school for half the instructional day and the other half in English. This balanced approach employs rigorous academic standards in core subjects while providing biliteracy and bilingualism. Currently, HISD offers Immersion Language programs in Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish