Our program model is grounded in sound theory and best practices associated with an enriched instructional model that provides an additive trilingual environment. All students have the opportunity to learn a second and third language while continuing to develop their native language proficiency. Cooperative learning strategies will foster positive interactions among students while they learn core academic curriculum.
Spanish is the language students are exposed the most throughout the day. In the early grades, language arts, reading, and math are taught in Spanish every day. Language input is interesting, relevant, and challenging enough to promote high levels of language proficiency and critical thinking.
Students are exposed to English every day. Starting in pk-k Science is taught in English. In 1st, 2nd, 3rd, grade language arts is added to the English part of the day. Language input is interesting, relevant, and challenging enough to promote high levels of language proficiency and critical thinking.
Starting in Pk-3 the language is taught in an immersion seating focusing on oral language development, vocabulary, and culture. Starting in 2nd grade social studies, math, and science are added to Chinese hour of the day to expose students to academic vocabulary across subject areas. Shelter strategies, visual aids and modeling promote comprehension in every day lessons.