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Bilingual Program

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Bilingual Maintenance Program

A maintenance program provides native Spanish and native English speaking students with instruction in Spanish Language Arts for a minimum of 60 minutes per day.

Spanish Language Arts includes instruction in:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar

Essential Components of Effective Bilingual Maintenance

Leadership

  • Vision and goals focused on bilingualism, biliteracy and multiculturalism
  • Enriched curriculum aligned to common core state standards (CCSS)
  • Quality staff and ongoing professional development
  • Assessment and accountability used to monitor effectiveness
  • Instruction that responds to different learning styles and language levels
  • Same high-level academic expectations as their English only academic peers
  •  Family Participation

  • Commitment to the bilingual maintenance program from kinder-4th grade
  • Ensure that your child completes homework assignments and reads in primary language on a daily basis.
  • Promote the attitude that your child can and will learn a second language.
  • Maintaining your child’s attendance at 95% or better.

Admission Process

  • All Students in K through the first half of  2nd grade will be admitted into the Bilingual Maintenance Program on a first come first serve basis.
  • New or late entering students after the winter break from 2nd grade up will be assessed by a staff member to determine the best possible placement of your student in our Bilingual Program.
  • Parents and students must sign a letter of commitment agreeing to stay enrolled in the program from Kindergarten through Fourth Grade.