Pre-K-8 Dual Language ProgramLanguages are best learned at an early ageThe innovative Dual Language program provides K-8 students with literacy and content in both English and Spanish. Students benefit both socially and cognitively; develop greater non-verbal problem solving abilities; and more flexible thinking. The elementary and middle schools programs are tuition free.Program GoalsProvide students an opportunity to reach a high level of proficiency in a second language by the time they graduate from high school. This level of language proficiency is a 21st century skill that allows students be successful in our global community.Grade Level Proficiency Targets for Spanish Dual Language ProgramDual language students:
Enrollment RequirementsStudents can be admitted into the Pre-K-8 Dual Language Program by:
- Develop literacy, language and academic achievement in English and Spanish
- Are positive, confident and excited about learning
- Become bilingual at no cost to their English development
- Gain awareness and appreciation for diverse cultures
- Acquire multitasking and metacognitive skills; encourages
strategic thinking and problem solving
*Enrolling in DL Kindergarten or the first nine weeks of DL 1st grade and maintaining that enrollment throughout their K-8 experience, or
*Transferring from another Dual Language Program (documentation needed) or
*Passing the Kyrene Spanish Proficiency Screener.
Program ModelsPre-Kindergarten(For 3-5 years old, not yet in Kindergarten). This Spanish language exploration program for early learners, is tuition-based and offered through Kyrene Community Education at Lagos and Norte. Bienvenidos Dual Language
Elementary School Model
50/50 model: Students spend 50% of their day immersed in Spanish and 50% immersed in EnglishElementary SchoolsA grade level will be added every year (K-5 by 2019-20)Middle School Model
60/40 model: Students take Spanish Language Arts, Social Studies and Science in Spanish. Wednesdays students follow an ABC rotation schedule.Middle SchoolsKyrene Middle School - 6-8Parent information meetings and toursPlease contact the schools directly to schedule a meeting and/or tour.