Dual Language Program English/Spanish
Our Dual Language Program allow English learners and English proficient students to receive instruction in English and in Spanish to develop academic proficiency in both languages. Their content area subjects are taught half of the day in English and the other half in Spanish, by teachers specially credentialed to teach in a Dual Language Program.
The program will develop communicative and academic second language proficiency as well as primary language proficiency, and also academic achievement in all subject areas. Furthermore, it will instill appreciation for cultural diversity.
Both English learners and English proficient students are mixed in the same classroom to promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and multiculturalism. However, the language of instruction is separated and there is no mixing of languages in the same class. The students are held to the same high academic standards of the students in other programs. In fact, some of the highest-achieving students in the school belong to the Dual Language Program.