90/10 Dual Language Program
Established in 1994, this unique program offers English and Spanish speaking students the opportunity to learn and excel in two languages, English and Spanish. Students in a Dual Language Program are taught in the 90/10 model. Students in Pre K-1st grade receive 90% of their instruction in Spanish and 10% in English. Each year, thereafter, English is gradually increased into the program. By 5th and 6th grade, instructional time will be 50% in English and 50% in Spanish. Students at this time will develop fluency in both languages.
Research indicates that a Dual Language Program is the most effective model to educate limited English proficient students. In addition, it offers a second Language for English speaking students without risk to their academic achievement or English proficiency.