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Spanish Dual Language Programs

Two-Way Dual Immersion
Available at Emerson (PreK-5), Sheridan (PreK-5)*Windom (PreK-5), Anwatin (6-8), and Roosevelt (9-12)*.

This program’s goal is for students to emerge fully bilingual and biliterate in both English and Spanish. Initial core curriculum and reading and writing are taught primarily in Spanish. More English content is added each year. Teachers support students in developing biliteracy by helping students find and understand connections between the languages. Programs are designed for native English and native Spanish speaking students to learn both languages together. Students can continue on the Immersion pathway from Pre-K to Grade 12.

*Sheridan program is available for PreK-1 for the 2016-17 school year and will expand by one grade each year. Roosevelt program is available for 9-11 for the 2016-17 school year and will similarly expand.

Developmental Dual Language
Available at Anderson United (PreK-5), Green Central (PreK-4), and Jefferson (PreK-5).

This program is offered to English Learners with the goal of students emerging fully bilingual and biliterate in both English and Spanish. Initial core curriculum and reading and writing are taught in Spanish. More English content is added each year. Teachers support students in developing biliteracy by helping students find and understand connections between the languages.

Transitional Dual Language

Available at Nellie Stone Johnson (K-3), and Pillsbury (K-3).

This program is offered to English Learners with the goal of strengthening students’ initial development of literacy through instruction in Spanish. By third grade, students transition into an English-only program.


Hmong Dual Language Programs

Developmental Dual Language
Available at Hmong International Academy (K-1)

This program is offered to English Learners with the goal of students emerging fully bilingual and biliterate in both English and Hmong. Initial core curriculum and reading and writing are taught in Hmong. More English content will be added each year as the program expands. Teachers support students in developing biliteracy by helping students find and understand connections between the languages.


French Dual Language Programs

One-Way Immersion
Available at Cityview Community School (K-5)*

This program’s goal is for students to emerge fully bilingual and biliterate in both English and French. Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts are all taught in French to high standards. 90% of the school day will occur in French, while 10% of the school day will include English instruction through a specialist; as students progress through the grade levels, English instruction increases until students reach a level of 50% French and 50% English instruction in 5th grade.

*Cityview program is available for K-3 for the 2016-17 school year and will expand by one grade each year.