Dual Language Program

  • DL Mission Statement

     

     

    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

    Tamara Agosto-Walker - Dual Language Resource Specialist

    Danae Hill Garcia - Dual Language Resource Specialist


    Participating Schools

    Boggy Creek Elementary School
    Celebration K-8 School
    Chestnut Elementary School

    East Lake 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.

    PROGRAM-VISION/GOALS

    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.

    PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS/BENEFITS

    Intellectual:
    Students with the ability to process information in two languages develop a higher level of thinking skills.
    Educational:
    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.
    Social:
    Students effectively communicate in both languages demonstrating a high level of language and cultural proficiency.
    Personal:
    Students maintain self-esteem through the respect and appreciation of their language & culture.


    Helpful Resources

    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.

  • Group of Students