One-Way Dual Language 50/50 Model (Grade Pre Kindergarten-4)
This program serves English Learners (ELs) who are native Spanish speakers. This program provides instruction in both Spanish and English. The curriculum used for instruction is the same district curriculum provided to all mainstream students participating in our general education program, but instruction is provided in both Spanish and English. The primary goal of this program is to produce children who are bilingual, bi-literate, and bi-cultural. The program is designed to address the affective, linguistic, and cognitive needs of each student.
Two-Way Dual Language 50/50 Model (Grades K-6)
This program provides advanced learning through instruction in Spanish and in English. The program serves both native Spanish speakers who are English Learners (ELs) and native English speaking students. The curriculum includes foundation and enrichment areas to meet the needs of all students. The primary goal of this program is to produce children who are bilingual, bi-literate, and bi-cultural. The program is designed to address the affective, linguistic, and cognitive needs of each student.
Four and five year old students receive instruction in Spanish and English as needed to ensure academic success. The mount of Spanish instruction is largely determined by individual student need. This program is for native Spanish speaking students only and students must qualify under Pre-Kindergarten guidlines.
The Difference Between One-Way and Two-Way Dual Language
The primary difference between the One-Way Dual Language Program and the Two-Way Dual Language Program is the students it serves. The One-Way Dual Language Program only serves native Spanish speaking students who are identified as English Learners per state identification criteria. The Two-Way Dual Language Program serves native Spanish speaking students who are identified as English Learners and students who are English Proficient according to state identification criteria. The goal of both programs is to develop biliterate students in Spanish and English.