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Dual Immersion

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This program affords students the ability to learn both the Spanish and English languages in a proficient manner. Students who enter in Kindergarten become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural by the time they are promoted from 6th grade. In Kindergarten the students are instructed 90% in Spanish and 10% in English. Each year, they increase the amount of English instruction by 10%. By the time students are in the fourth grade, they are instructed 50% of their day in English and 50% of their day in Spanish.

Dual Language Immersion Program Highlights:

  • Standards based
  • Based on a 90/10 model. In kindergarten, 90% of instruction is in Spanish and 10% is in English and progresses to 50% English and 50% Spanish by the 4th grade.
  • Administrative support and instructional leadership
  • Fosters a positive school environment for all students
  • Highly qualified BCLAD instructional personnel
  • Ongoing professional development for both teachers and administrators
  • Follows an instructional design that promotes achievement, biliteracy, and bilingualism
  • Balanced classroom composition
  • Parent involvement and home/school collaboration

Dual Language Program Goals:

Students become Bilingual/Biliterate/Bicultural by attaining

  • Language proficiency in both English and Spanish
  • Academic achievement in English and Spanish
  • Positive self-esteem, cultural awareness and sensitivity to others

    If you are interested in enrolling your kindergarten child in dual immersion for the 2018-2019 school year, please log on during the month of January, 2018 to check for the dates of the incoming kindergarten parent meetings.
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