Kyrene School District PreK-8 Dual Language Program
Languages are best learned at an early ageThe innovative Dual Language program provides PreK-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 school programs are tuition-free.
Vision & MissionKyrene PreK-8 Dual Language Program is designed to prepare all students to meet educational and life goals in both English and Spanish in order to make positive contributions to a global society.
To inspire and engage our diverse community in continuous high academic achievement, personal
Learning a second language is a 21st-century skill needed for success in our global community. The Kyrene School District Dual Language Program is designed for high academic achievement in all content areas. Our goals include bilingualism, biliteracy, multi-cultural awareness, and global citizenship. Students attain high levels of proficiency in both English and Spanish while learning grade-level academic content.
Dual Language students:
- 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 and flexible thinking
- Self-monitor, improve memory and develop executive function skills
Enrollment RequirementsStudents can be admitted into the Pre-K-8 Dual Language Program by:
- 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.
Dual Language Opportunities
PreK - 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
Middle School 6-8Program Model 30/70 model: Students take Spanish Language Arts and Social Studies in Spanish.
Congratulations to our first graduating class!