Multilingual Learning and Language Access
In the North Kitsap School District, we are committed to fostering a rich linguistic environment through various Multilingual Learning and Language Access Programs. Our primary goal is to support the development of language skills in all students, whether they are native English speakers or speak one of the many other languages represented in our community. We strive to assist every student in achieving English proficiency and developing comprehensive literacy skills. To accomplish this, we support a range of programs within the district. Our approach ensures that every student, irrespective of their linguistic background, has the opportunity to thrive in our diverse and inclusive learning environment.
Multilingual Learner Program
Students enrolled in our Multilingual Learner program receive targeted support to bolster their English language skills. This program also guarantees that they have access to grade-appropriate academic content, facilitating their overall educational progress. Students remain eligible for these specialized Multilingual services until they have attained a substantial proficiency in English.
Dual Language Program
The Dual Language Signature Program is an innovative program dedicated to nurturing academic excellence, bilingual proficiency, biliteracy, and fostering global awareness among students. Through a seamless integration of rigorous instruction in both English and Spanish, students acquire the essential skills needed for success in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world.
Seal of Biliteracy
The Seal of Biliteracy Program is an initiative that recognizes high school students who have attained proficiency in two or more languages by the time they graduate. The seal serves as a notable accolade, demonstrating the student's linguistic capabilities to colleges and potential employers. It promotes and rewards multilingualism, a valuable asset in today's globally connected world.
Translation and Interpreter Services
At North Kitsap School District, we prioritize effective communication for families with diverse language backgrounds. That's why we provide translation and interpreter services to ensure that all families have access to clear and understandable information. Our goal is to foster strong partnerships between parents, guardians, and the school community.