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90/10 Dual Language Program

Dual Language Vision Statement
Graduate students to be academically successful, bilingual, biliterate, and culturally diverse.
 
Dual Language Mission
Implement a high quality Dual Language Program that emphasizes academic
achievement in English and Spanish.

Baldwin Park Unified School District
What does a Dual Language Program Offer?

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.