Dual Language Program
Lastenia Peñaloza - Executive Director of Multicultural Curriculum, Instruction, and Compliance
Jeanette Long - Coordinator of Multicultural Curriculum, Instruction, and Compliance
Deborah Oms - MED Student Education/Dual Language Specialist
Danaé Garcia Hill - Dual Language Resource Specialist
Claudia McIntyre - Dual Language Resource Specialist
Boggy Creek Elementary School
Celebration K-8 School
Chestnut Elementary School
East Lake Elementary School
Flora Ridge Elementary School
Kissimmee Elementary School
Lakeview Elementary School
Thacker Avenue Elementary School for International Studies
Ventura Elementary School
Kissimmee Middle School
WHAT IS A DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM?
The Dual Language Program is an educational model that promotes high academic achievement while supporting second language development and cross-cultural understanding for all students. Academic subjects are taught to all students in English and Spanish. The program creates an additive bi-literate environment for all students; the first language is maintained, while the second language is acquired.
The program's vision is to educate our students in a multicultural learning environment. Provide an effective academic approach with an additive bilingual environment in which our students will have greater opportunities, as a result of the acquisition of two languages. It is our hope that our students will be well prepared, and have the pride and self-confidence
to be successful in the competitive international community.
Students with the ability to process information in two languages develop a higher level of thinking skills.
Students perform at or above grade level in both languages as demonstrated in district-wide reading assessments and State Assessment Test (FSA-minimal 3rd grade retention); The program promotes future academic success, therefore students will have greater opportunities in a competitive global society.
Students effectively communicate in both languages demonstrating a high level of language and cultural proficiency.
Students maintain self-esteem through the respect and appreciation of their language & culture.
Dual Language Resource Websites list is a compilation of internet resources that contain educational material available in more than one language. Each website offers information and activities that Dual Language teachers, parents, and students may find useful.