Spanish Dual Language Immersion Language Programs
Los Altos Elementary provides a high-quality educational program for students including our new Spanish Dual Immersion Program. Over the past four years, we have been recognized as a Distinguished School and Title I High Achieving School. In our Spanish Dual Immersion Program, we immerse students in Spanish language along with culture and history of the regions and provide our families events to share and experience what our students are learning. We offer a 90/10 model which means students are instructed in Spanish 90% and in English 10% of the instructional day. Each year the English instruction is increased until it reaches 50% English and 50% Spanish in the 4th grade and continues as such. Principal Rosalie Sinapi, Los Altos Elementary School
Valinda School of Academics is a K-8 school with an enrollment of 547 students. Our hardworking and dedicated teaching staff and full time counselor use research-based strategies to ensure student success. We offer Journalism, Science Olympiad, instrumental band classes in addition to the Headstart/Preschool and ASES (free after school care) Programs. Valinda has a strong ASB and PTA. We are proud to also offer a Spanish Dual Immersion Program. This unique program offers English and Spanish speaking students the opportunity to learn and excel in two languages, English and Spanish. Students are taught in the 90/10 model. Students in Kindergarten receive 90% of their instruction in Spanish and 10% in English. Each year, English is gradually increased until instructional time reaches 50% English and 50% Spanish in grades 4th through 6th. Principal Elizabeth Bermejo, Valinda School of Academics
Chinese (Mandarin) Dual Language Immersion Programs
Wedgeworth Elementary provides strong, rigorous K-5 curriculum programs including the foreign language programs that are focused on infusing 21st century skills with a strong emphasis on technology literacy and project-based learning.
- Mandarin Chinese/English Dual Immersion Program
- Foreign Language Elective Classes
- School-Wide Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) - Depth and Complexity
- Science Olympiad
Dual Immersion Program Model: Our program promotes a bilingual, multicultural environment by providing 50% of instruction in English and 50% in Mandarin Chinese. Standards-based instruction in both languages ensures that all students are able to achieve high academic standards as well as they become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural citizens. Principal Dr. Paulina Cho, Wedgeworth Elementary School
Chinese and Korean Dual Immersion Programs
At Cedarlane Academy, the goal of our new Dual Immersion programs in Chinese (starting in 6th grade) and Korean (starting in Kindergarten) is to continue the development of students' bilingualism, biliteracy, academic achievement, and cross-cultural competencies through mastery of challenging curriculum in both Chinese/Korean and English.
Cedarlane Academy's Dual Immersion programs’ participating students are held to the high level of rigor. Dual Immersion students take two classes taught in Chinese: Chinese language arts (during zero period) and Chinese social studies. The content, scope, sequence, and standards of Chinese social studies is identical to the English course counterpart. Dual Immersion students also take English language arts taught in English, Science, math, P.E., and elective class of their choice. Korean Dual Immersion program is following a 50:50 Korean/English model and begins in Kindergarten. Native English speakers must begin the Dual Immersion program in elementary school to be eligible to participate in Cedarlane Academy's Middle School Immersion Program. Native Chinese speakers who did not attend an elementary Dual Immersion Program, may begin at Cedarlane Academy, contingent upon tested Chinese language proficiency. For the Korean Dual Immersion program, any incoming Kinder student is eligible.
Advanced and AP Chinese courses, Korean as a Foreign Language courses as well as an IB program offered at Wilson High School, HLPUSD, are the natural next steps for our Middle School Dual Immersion Students.
For more information, please contact the school principal, Ellen Park, at email@example.com.