Dual Language immersion is an educational model that integrates native English speakers and native speakers of another language (in our case Spanish) in the same classroom for the entire school day. All the students learn to speak, write and read at grade level in both languages with the goals of promoting high academic achievement, first and second language development, and cross-cultural understanding for all students.
Native English-speaking children will develop Spanish as a second language at an early age while continuing to grow in English. Native Spanish-speaking children will develop English as a second language while enriching their native language.
The program is open to incoming 2023-24 kindergarten and transitional kindergarten (TK) students who are native speakers of Spanish, English, or are bilingual. Enrollment priority will be given to students whose home school is either Carr or Torrance Elementary Schools. However, we also encourage families who would like to have their student in this program and if accepted, we will help you change your home school. You should also apply for this program if you want to change to TUSD from another district.
You need to complete these steps to enroll in our Dual Language Immersion program:
1. Fill out Dual Language Application Form (this can be filled out before enrolling and before getting a permit)
2. Enroll for Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten
Including applying for an Interdistrict Release Permit from your home district, and an Acceptance Permit if you live outside our TUSD boundaries. Learn More about Changing Districts.
No, national studies have shown that children in dual language programs, perform as a group as well as or better than their respective peers in achievement tests in math, reading, and writing.
No, our Dual Immersion classes provide our district curriculum at the same rate as other classes not in the program. Through careful foundations and interactive approaches, children participants are able to learn our academic content while still developing their respective languages.
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