Spanish Dual Language

Spanish-English Language Programs

In 2012-2013, there are two, two-way Spanish-English dual language programs, Riverview (K-6), and Wellstone (K-6).

The programs at Riverview and Wellstone are two-way Dual Immersion programs (TWI).  TWI programs serve both language minority and language majority students in the same classroom and use each group of students’ first language for academic instruction at certain points during the program. Starting with 90% of the day in Spanish the program gradually introduces English, building on the Spanish literacy skills, and achieves 50% in each language by 3rd grade. 

Adams Spanish Immersion is a one-way program.  This means that the language of instruction is Spanish for 100% of the school day in kindergarten and 1st grade and about 90% in grades 2 through 5.

The aim for all students in these programs is to become bilingual, bicultural, and biliterate with high academic achievement. The cognitive, academic, and linguistic benefits of these programs fully appear after 5th or 6th grade.  All three programs continue through high school, articulating to Highland Park Middle School and Highland Park Senior High.

Service for English Language Learners is provided in all programs.


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