DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
Blends two language education models: for English only speakers and a bilingual maintenance model for English Learners.
Students learn from one another and support each other's second language acquisition.
Develop linguistic and academic competence in two languages; their native language and one more.
Referred to as One-Way Immersion Programs.
Designed for English speaking students to acquire a second language.
They vary in intensity and structure according to the model implemented.
Comprised of Spanish speaking EL's (IFEP and RFEP students can also participate).
Develop high levels of academic proficiency in the student's primary language, simultaneous with the development of language and academic proficiencies in a second language (English).
High School DL pathway programs offer coursework that continues DL programs with a fourth-year world language course such as Spanish 7/8 or Spanish Language AP. Students have the opportunity to receive the CA State Seal of Biliteracy.