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    Vision

    Students will become bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish through rigorous instruction and multicultural experiences.

    Mission

    SISD Dual Language Academies will provide dual language students the resources necessary to be academically, socially and linguistically successful in both English and Spanish to become globally competitive citizens.

    Goals

    • Develop high levels of language proficiency and literacy in both languages.
    • Demonstrate high levels of academic achievement.
    • Develop an appreciation and understanding of diverse cultures.

    Why is dual language beneficial for both Spanish and English speakers?

    • Students maintain their first language while acquiring a second language.
    • Rigorous instruction is provided in both languages.
    • Students will become biliterate upon completion of the program.
    • Students will be more marketable in the global society.

    Why should my child be in a dual language program?

    • Provide students the opportunity to communicate and interact with more people around the world.
    • Give students the skills and knowledge to function in a global society.
    • Raise students’ confidence and self-esteem.
    • Close learning gaps.

    Campuses

    Myrtle Cooper Elementary
    Dr. Sue A. Shook Elementary

    Grade Levels

    Kindergarten
    1st Grade

    Dual Language Program Model

    Two-Way 50/50

    Application Process

    Application will be available during community/parent information nights or online: Dual Language Academy Application. Submit the application by April 12, 2019 to Myrtle Cooper Elementary or Dr. Sue A. Shook Elementary.

    Student Selection Process

    Lottery System 

    Community/Parent Information Nights

    Date: February 7, 2019
    Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Campus: Myrtle Cooper Elementary

    Date: February 13, 2019
    Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Campus: Dr. Sue A. Shook Elementary

    Date: February 20, 2019
    Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Campus: Myrtle Cooper Elementary

    Date: February 25, 2019
    Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Campus: Dr. Sue A. Shook Elementary