Dual Language education integrates native English speaking and native Spanish speaking students in the same classroom. Students develop oral and cognitive academic language in both English and Spanish while mastering grade level knowledge and skills in all elementary content areas.
Our program is based on a 50/50 model, in which 50% of the instruction is delivered in English and the other 50% is delivered in Spanish. The program is designed to teach children a second language in a natural way through subject content instruction and everyday classroom conversation.
- Carver Elementary
- Mitchell Elementary
- Purl Elementary
- Village Elementary
School Year: Grade Level Implementation:
2016 - 2017 Kindergarten
2017 - 2018 Kindergarten, 1st Grade
2018 - 2019 Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
2019 - 2020 Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
2020 - 2021 Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade
2021 - 2022 Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Commitment to the Program:
Participation in the dual language program requires parents to commit student participation through the fifth grade in order to develop bilingualism. Parents must also commit to attending regularly scheduled parent education workshops on dual language programs, encouraging your children's appreciation for language and literacy development in two languages. Parents will need to ensure that their child does not have excessive absences, behavior referrals or unsatisfactory grades.
Student Selection Process:
- Parents may attend a Dual Language Parent Informational Meetings.
- Complete and return the application by deadline
- Lottery is held
- Parents are notified of acceptance or if on a waiting list.
Information regarding the parent informational nights will be posted here for the Spring.