•  PreK-8 Dual Language Program

    Languages are best learned at an early age

    The innovative Dual Language program provides Pre-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 Goals 
    Provide 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 Program 
    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 thinking and problem solving  
    Enrollment Requirements
    Students 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.

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    Program Models

    (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 Model50/50 model: Students spend 50% of their day immersed in Spanish and 50% immersed in English
    A grade level will be added every year (K-5 by 2019-20)
    Middle School Model70/30 model: Students take Spanish Language Arts and Social Studies in Spanish. 

    Middle Schools
    Please contact the schools directly to schedule a meeting and/or tour.
    Board picture
     Congratulations to our 1st graduating class! 
     Dual Language Students
Last Modified on June 12, 2019