Program Goals

    Students in the Dual Language program will become:

    *Bilingual – fluent in English and Spanish

    *Bilingual – achieve high levels of proficiency

      in all academic subjects in both languages

    *Bilingual – understand other cultures.




    Dual Language Program

    The Dual Language Program is both an additive bilingual program for Spanish-speaking students and a foreign language immersion program for English-speaking students. In Two-Way classrooms, a combination of native Spanish speakers and native English speakers are taught together in an effort to develop full bilingualism and bi-literacy for both groups of students.

    All participating students receive instruction in language arts and content subjects primarily in Spanish in the early grades (K-2) with a grade specific amount of English as a Second Language/English Language Development instruction incorporated daily. English instruction is gradually increased through the grade levels (K-2) and by third grade instruction is presented in a 50% Spanish/50% English format.
    ELLs, who meet exit criteria anytime in this program, are reclassified as non-LEP, but remain in the program with parent permission.




    Students enrolled in the Dual LanguageTwo-Way Immersion Program:

    ·         Have improved school performance

    ·         Develop superior problem-solving skills

    ·         Are more creative

    ·         Demonstrate higher achievement in

    English Language Arts

    ·         Build higher level verbal skills

    ·         Achieve greater proficiency in

          pronunciation and language skills in

          the second language                                          

    ·         Acquire multicultural competencies and


    ·         Develop a life-long ability to communicate

          with more people

    ·         Have an advantage in the job market



    ·         Administrative support

    ·         Title I & Title III Programs

    ·         After School Tutorials

    ·         Spanish Homework Assistance

    ·         Home/School Collaboration

    ·         Computer Instruction

    ·         Specialized Staff Development

    ·         Instructional and Technology Materials

    ·         Summer School Support