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
Tamara Agosto-Walker - Dual Language Resource Specialist
Danae Hill Garcia - Dual Language Resource Specialist
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.
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.