The magnet program where students learn to read, write, listen and speak fluently in two languages.

Research shows that the ideal time to learn a new language is during the primary years. The Dual language program allows students to develop proficiency in two languages by receiving 50% of their academic instruction in English and 50% in Spanish.

This 50:50 ratio split will be employed for all core content subject areas. Students learn to read, write, listen and speak in both languages through research-based instruction and an advanced and rigorous curriculum. Students also gain a rich appreciation of other cultures.

Benefits

Children who study a second language during the primary grade levels:

  • learn and excel in a second language at a faster pace (Krashen, 1982).
  • show greater cognitive development (Kauta, 1990).
  • have increased listening skills, memory, and a greater understanding of their native language (Lapkin, 1990).
  • have an improved self concept and sense of achievement in school (Caine & Caine, 1997).

Requirements

  • Entering Kindergarten and 1st grade applicants only
  • 50 percentile+ on reading and math achievement tests
  • Pass all subjects on report card
  • No serious discipline issues

Parents who wish for their students to participate should commit to the program for the primary grades (K-5).

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