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.




    Academic benefits:

    • Higher academic achievement in school
    • Higher levels of second language proficiency
    • Higher results on state and standardized tests


    Cognitive benefits:

    • Higher levels of critical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Higher flexible thinking abilities and enhanced creativity
    • Increased ability to concentrate


    Social benefits:

    • Greater understanding of other cultures
    • Greater acceptance of others
    • Greater appreciation of personal heritage


    Economic benefits:

    • Increased opportunity and ability to fulfill language requirements for high school and university
    • Increased employment opportunities