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2017-2018 Student Handbook

Transitional Kinder

Rodriguez, Blanca
Teacher

Kinder

Padilla, Jenny
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Sanchez, Patricia
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First Grade

Arias, Jaqueline
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Padilla, Jenny
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Pedroza, Olga
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Second Grade

Diaz-Huerta, Yessenia
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Pedroza, Olga
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Third Grade

Milian, Cynthia
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Perez, Maricela
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Fourth Grade

Carbajal, Xochitl
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Fifth Grade

Meza, Marcos
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Dual Language

WHY DO PARENTS SELECT A DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM?

Parents select the Dual Language Program to stimulate their child’s cognitive, social, and linguistic development. It prepares children with advantages to compete for future careers. Dual Language Education provides children with the skills needed to live and work in a multicultural and global economy.

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What does a Dual Language Program Offer?

This unique program offers English and Spanish speaking students the opportunity to learn and excel in two languages, English and Spanish. Students in a Dual Language Program are taught in the 80/20 model. Students in Pre K-2nd grade receive 80% of their instruction in Spanish and 20% in English. Each year, thereafter, English is gradually increased into the program. By 5th, instructional time will be 50% in English and 50% in Spanish. Students at this time will develop fluency in both languages.

Research indicates that a Dual Language Program is the most effective model to educate limited English proficient students. In addition, it offers a second language for English speaking students without risk to their academic achievement or English proficiency.

Instructional Time

Grade Spanish English
TK-1st 90% 10%
2nd 80% 20%
3rd 70% 30%
4th 60% 40%
5th 50% 50%

                         

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Dual Language Mission

Implement a high quality Dual Language Program that emphasizes academic achievement in English and Spanish.

DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM

Please click on a brochure below for more information on the Dual Language Program.

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