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Letter from the Principal

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    Jennifer Day, Principal 
    Phone: 713-535-3771

    Thank you for your interest in Wharton Dual Language Academy and welcome to our website. Whether you are a member of our school community or exploring Wharton for the first time, we hope that you find our website informative, enjoyable, and easy to use. We also hope our website conveys the essence of the wonderful learning environment fostered by our dedicated teachers and talented students. Together they make Wharton the unique and special place we believe it to be.

    We encourage you to e-mail or call us if you would like to know more about Wharton Dual Language Academy. Visiting our beautiful campus and meeting our teachers and students is the best way to learn more about us, and tours are available throughout the school year. We welcome the opportunity to meet you in person and help you get to know Wharton better.

  • IB Program

    Wharton Dual Language Academy is an IB World School for the Primary Years Program (PYP). We received our authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization in June, 2014. The Primary Years Program (PYP) is a curriculum framework for young learners aged 3–12 designed by the International Baccalaureate (IB). Founded on a philosophy that recognizes a child’s natural curiosity, creativity and ability to reflect, the PYP generates a stimulating, challenging learning environment to nurture those assets and foster a lifelong love of learning in every child. The PYP, like all IB programs, is transdisciplinary, meaning students learn across subject areas while investigating big ideas.
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    The Wharton Elementary Dual Language philosophy promotes both Spanish and English as languages of equal value. We feel that by placing importance on both languages we are not only preparing our students for the multi-lingual, multicultural world we are living in, but they are also learning the importance and value in respecting other cultures in our increasingly global society.
     
    To learn more about the benefits of our Dual Language Program, click here. To see the program in action and see first hand the amazing results, come visit us!
     

WELCOME TO WHARTON DUAL LANGUAGE ACADEMY

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    If your organization would like to use our facilities, please call 713-535-3771.

  • 2019-2020 Magnet Prekindergarten Families 

    After considering the specific instructional needs of our programs and provided that additional space is available for incoming students in Kindergarten and grades above at each HISD Magnet Prekindergarten campus, the decision has been made to allow Magnet Prekindergarten students to rollover into the Magnet Kindergarten program at their enrolled Magnet program for the 2020-2021 school year. In short, the families described here do not need to reapply for a seat at their enrolled campus. This process is currently set to continue for future Magnet Prekindergarten students as well. Specifically, the schools are:

    • Arabic Immersion

    • Blackshear Montessori

    • Garden Oaks Montessori

    • Helms Dual Language

    • Mandarin Immersion

    • Wilson Montessori

    • Wharton Dual Language

    If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your enrolled campus or contact us at the Office of School Choice at (713)556-6947.


    Oproima: Para información en español 

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School News

  • HISD Transportation

    HISD’s Transportation Services is implementing a student badge program designed to help the district track ridership and utilization of buses and routes, while also allowing parents to track when their students get on and off the bus — enhancing efficiency and safety across the system.

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  • Tour and Registration for magnet and zoned students.Important Magnet Dates 2019 - 2020

    HISD Office of School Choice will host four open houses in which all Magnet programs will be represented. Additionally, many schools without Magnet programs will also be represented. School Choice Thursday Campus Tour @ 9 a.m. - All Elementary and K-8 magnet schools are open on these dates for prospective parents to tour the individual school and get information on the magnet program. HISD Open House Magnet Fairs - Please visit School Choice website for more information.

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  • Positive School Culture

    Wharton has been awarded our No Place for Hate designation for its fifth year in a row. We are excited to begin our new Positive School Culture Club with our 5th grade and Middle School Students.

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  • Dual Language

    The mission of the dual language program is to empower our students to become respectful, life-long, bilingual and bi-literate inquirers who celebrate diversity as responsible citizens of the world.

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  • Field trips

    New this year: Parents now have the option to pay for their child's field trips online via www.schoolpay.com. Nuevo este año: Los padres ahora tienen la opción de pagar por las excursiones de su hijo/a en línea a través de www.schoolpay.com.

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Upcoming Events

  • Early Dismissal 2019-2020
     
    November 8, 2019 at 1:10
    January 17, 2020 at 1:10
    February 14, 2020 at 1:10
     
    School Bus Bus Tracking Portal Instructions
    You can now track your child’s bus! The Silver Lining Parent Portal provides a means for parents or legal guardians to view the actual pick up (morning) and drop off (afternoon) of their student(s).
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