Dual Language Academy

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Program

In the SISD Dual Language Academy, students will become bilingual and bi-literate in English and Spanish through rigorous instruction and multicultural experiences. Academies will provide dual language students with the resources necessary to be academically, socially and linguistically successful in both English and Spanish to become globally competitive citizens.

Students will:

  • 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 global society.

Why should my child be in a dual language program?

  • Provide students with 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

  • Bill Sybert School

  • Dr. Sue A. Shook Elementary School

  • Hueco Elementary School

  • Myrtle Cooper Elementary School

Grade Levels

  • Pre-K (4 Campuses)

  • Kindergarten (4 Campuses)

  • 1st Grade (4 Campuses) 

  • 2nd Grade (Current students enrolled at Dr. Sue A. Shook and Myrtle Cooper)

  • 3rd Grade (Current students enrolled at Dr. Sue A. Shook and Myrtle Cooper)

  • 4th Grade (Current students enrolled at Dr. Sue A. Shook and Myrtle Cooper)

  • 5th Grade (Current students enrolled at Dr. Sue A. Shook and Myrtle Cooper) 

Dual Language Program Model

Pre-K: One-Way (90/10)
K-5th: Two-Way (50/50)

Intra-District Transfer Instructions

Submit Transfer Form for the Dual Language Program

Intra-District Transfer Instructions

Dual Language Academy Handbook

Contact us for more information at 915-937-0125.