What is Dual Immersion (DI)?
Dual Immersion programs facilitate biliteracy – the ability to speak, listen, read and write proficiently in two languages.
The goal of dual immersion is to develop biliteracy, academic excellence, and positive cross-cultural and personal competencies.
This first iteration of Dual Immersion will be in Spanish.
Dual Immersion Locations
Starting the 2023-24 school year, DI will be offered at Mira Catalina and Lunada Bay for kindergarten only.
Dual Immersion Model
PVPUSD will follow the one-way immersion which means that a Vast majority of students speak the primary language (English) and are learning the target language (Spanish) together. This differs from a two-way model where 50% of students speak the target language (Spanish) and 50% speak the primary language (English). In this model all students learn to be biliterate in the target language.
Dual Immersion Language- Spanish
PVPUSD opted for Spanish for the following reasons:
Dual Immersion Structure
The majority of the day and core subject content areas (Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies) will be taught fully in Spanish; PE will be in English.
How can we participate?
Things to consider prior to Dual Immersion
Common Questions and Answers
As a parent, do I need to speak Spanish?
What if dual immersion is not a good fit for the student?
Will sibling students get priority into dual immersion?
If a kindergarten student gets in, can their older sibling switch schools to be together?
Can English Learners or students with an IEP apply for dual immersion?
Can students switch dual immersion schools?
How can parents/guardians help students in the dual immersion program?
What is the plan for dual immersion students when they get to middle school?
Will you have TK as an option?
Will students be able to receive academic support if they are having trouble with Dual Immersion?
Will tutoring in English or Spanish help accelerate my child’s learning?
How will we know if our child is making progress?