Alvord Unified School District is proud to announce the launch of a Two-way Bilingual Immersion program, most commonly known as Dual Language Immersion (DLI) beginning in the 2015-16 school-year. Dual language Immersion offers English and Spanish speaking students an exciting, enriching, and challenging educational opportunity. DLI education aims to ensure students become bilingual, bi-literate, and bicultural starting in the early years of school where children are best primed for language learning and readily open to cultural experiences.
During the 2015-16 school year, dual language immersion will be offered at Terrace and Valley View Elementary. Each elementary site will begin with two kindergarten dual language immersion classes. The following year, this group of DLI kindergarten students will move to a first grade DLI classroom and a new group of kindergarten students will be enrolled in DLI. Once enrolled, students will have the opportunity to continue dual language education through elementary and into middle and high school. The goal of this comprehensive K-12 DLI program is for students to enter into college and career fully literate in two languages.
It is with great pride that the Alvord Unified School District provides this educational opportunity to its students and community. Participation in dual language education is optional and space is limited. If you are interested in dual language education contact the EL office at (951)509-5094.