Spanish Dual Language

Students working togetherThe optimal window of opportunity for second language learning is infancy through early childhood. This means that students who learn a second language prior to the age of 12 will have a more native like fluency than learners who begin at a later age. The Dual Language program provides the opportunity for elementary aged students to learn a second language, and instills a sense of global awareness and responsibility. The Dual Language program successfully prepares our K-12 native Spanish-speaking and native English-speaking students for college and/or careers in a multi-cultural society through proficient communication in both languages.

This program develops high levels of academic achievement, bilingualism and biliteracy, as well as cultural sensitivity/literacy. Outcomes are achieved through rigorous academics and enrichment activities in both English and Spanish languages for all students in the program. Students’ native languages become assets for their own learning and the learning of others. Instruction is provided strategically in both languages to build fluency, but also to ensure that students are proficient in essential content subject matter. 

2021-2022 School Year:

Who can apply: Incoming kindergarteners
Where: Vinland Elementary School
Program Structure: Full day. The ideal classroom ratio includes 60% Spanish-speaking students. The curriculum is carefully designed in both the range and depth of what students will learn over six years.

Open House: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 6pm-7pm
Zoom Meeting Link: https://nkschools.zoom.us/my/mrtgsmith


2020 Application Timeline:
  • Monday, February 1, 2021: Online Applications will open 
  • Friday, March 5, 2021 at 4:00pm:  Applications are due
  • March 10, 2021: Applications will be reviewed and families with incomplete applications will be notified.  Corrected Applications due by March 12, 2021
  • Monday, March 15, 2021: Lottery draw for programs at Student Support Center
  • Friday, March 29, 2021:  All families will be notified of status


Questions?
 Contact Martha Little at mlittle@nkschools.org or (360) 396-3096.



signature program applications are open!

Signature Program applications will be open through 4:00pm on Friday, March 5, 2021.  The link below will take you to the online application.  Both the English and Spanish version are on the same application.


Signature Program Application (English and Spanish)