• Bilingual Programs

     

     

    Transitional Bilingual

     

    What is the goal of the program?

    The goal is for students to become proficient in English.

     

    Who is it for?

    • Native Spanish-speaking ELs with an Overall Composite score of 1.0+ in Grades K &1.
    • Native Spanish-speaking ELs with an Overall Composite score of 1.0+ and have literacy skills in Spanish in Grades 2-5. 
    • ELs receive academic instruction in their native language while they learn English.
    • As their English proficiency develops, instruction in English gradually increases until they are exit from the program.

     

    Who is in the class?

    ELs whose native language is Spanish.

     

    How much ELD (English Language Development)?

    ELD is integrated into the design of the program.

     

    Who teaches them?

    A certified Bilingual teacher.

     


     

     

    Developmental Bilingual

     

    What is the goal of the program?

    The goal is for students to develop an awareness and appreciation for other cultures while becoming bilingual and biliterate.

     

    Who is it for? 

    • Native Spanish-speaking ELs with an Overall Composite score of 1.0+ in grades K &1
    • Native Spanish-speaking ELs with an Overall Composite score of 1.0+ and have literacy skills in Spanish in grades 2-5 
    • ELs receive academic instruction in their native language while they learn English.
    • Typically the model begins with 90% Spanish and 10% English. Then increasing English in each grade by 10% so that by grade 4 students will receive instruction in 50% English and 50% Spanish.
    • Students stay in this program until Grade 5 even after they exit EL status.

     

    Who is in the class?

    ELs whose native language is Spanish.

     

    How much ELD (English Learning Development)?

    ELD is integrated into the design of the program.

     

    Who teaches them?

    A certified Bilingual teacher.

     


     

     

    Dual Language

     

    What is the goal of the program?

    The goal is for students to develop an awareness and appreciation for other cultures while becoming bilingual and biliterate.

     

    Who is it for? What type of EL?

    • Native Spanish-speaking ELs with an Overall Composite score of 1.0+ in grades K &1
    • Native Spanish-speaking ELs with an Overall Composite score of 1.0+ and have literacy skills in Spanish in grades 2-5 
    • ELs receive academic instruction in their native language while they learn English.
    • Students receive instruction in 50% in English and 50% in Spanish from Kindergarten to Grade 5.
    • Students stay in this program until Grade 5 even after they exit EL status.

     

    Who is in the class?

    50% ELs whose native language is Spanish and 50% Native English Speakers. 

     

    How much ELD (English Language Development)?

    ELD is integrated into the design of the program.

     

    Who teaches them?

    • Students receive instruction from 2 teachers daily; 
      • The Dual language English teacher is Bilingual or ESL-certified.
      • The Dual Language Spanish teacher has a Bilingual certification.