Two-Way Dual Language Pathway

Klein ISD’s Two-Way Dual Language Pathway is a biliteracy program that integrates Spanish speakers and English speakers through literacy and language development in the core areas of Math, Reading, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Beginning in Kindergarten and continuing through Fifth Grade, core subjects (Math, Reading, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies) are taught 50% in Spanish and 50% in English.

The Goal of the Dual Language Pathway is to help students become bilingual, biliterate and developing sociocultural awareness while promoting high academic achievement. This pathway will provide an opportunity for students to exemplify Profile of a Learner and Profile of a Leader preparing them to excel in a global community.

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PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Promote a new appreciation for other cultures and languages.
  • Develop high academic levels in new language while maintaining high levels of achievement in their native language.
  • Positively impact writing, comprehension, and problem-solving skills.
  • Promotes cognitive development in the areas of creativity, divergent and higher-order thinking.
  • Eligibility for students to receive Spanish High School Credit at the end of 5th grade. 

ENROLLMENT PROCESS
  • Enrollment process is only for incoming Kindergarten learners (22-23 school year).

  • Families attend an informational meeting to better understand the program components and commitments.
  • Families complete the application.

  • The selection process is completed.
  • If selected, families sign a partnership agreement to confirm space.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What schools will offer Two-Way Dual Language Pathway in 2022-23 school year?

Bernshausen Elementary - Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade
Brill Elementary - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade
Fox Elementary - Kindergarten, 1st& 2nd Grade
Kaiser Elementary - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd& 3rd Grade
Klenk Elementary - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade
Northampton Elementary - Kindergarten, 1st Grade & 2nd Grade
Zwink Elementary - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade
**Enrollment is only available for Kindergarten**


How much Spanish/English instruction will my child receive?
Students receive 50% instruction in Spanish and 50% instruction in English.

What is our commitment to the program?
In order to achieve bilingualism and biliteracy at high academic levels, students must remain in the program through 5th grade.

I don’t speak English/Spanish at home. Is that going to affect my child’s academic development?
Not at all! Students will be highly supported at school, and we will share resources for home.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kathy Vergara 
Director, Multilingual

832-249-4348
[email protected]

Evelyn Cornejo
Program Coordinator, 2nd-5th Bilingual/Dual Language/ESL

832-249-5079
 [email protected]

INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS

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