South San Antonio ISD Dual Language Vision Statement
Empowering our students to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural to demonstrate high academic achievement in order to be global leaders in a multicultural society.
What is Dual Language?
- Your child will learn how to read, write and speak in both English and Spanish.
- Classrooms will be comprised of both Spanish speakers and English speakers.
- At the early grade levels, Spanish is used for most of the students’ instructional day, gradually increasing the amount of English instruction until students are receiving half of instruction in each language by 4th grade.
- The native language and culture of each student is valued and honored to promote a bicultural community in the school.
Dual Language Program Goals
Goal 1: Students will perform at or above grade level in all academic areas in both English and Spanish.
Goal 2: Students will develop high levels of oral and written proficiency in both English and Spanish.
Goal 3: Students will develop an appreciation for and understanding of diverse cultures.
Benefits of Dual Language
Dual Language available at the following schools:
Five Palms Elementary
Grade Level Entry into Dual Language Two-Way Immersion Program:
2020-2021: Prekindergarten and Kindergarten
2021-2022: 1st Grade
2022-2023: 2nd Grade
2023-2024: 3rd Grade
2024-2025: 4th Grade
2025-2026: 5th Grade
If you are interested in our Dual Language program please complete the survey using the QR code below or click on the following link. Dual Language Form.