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Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program

The Spanish Dual Language Immersion is a unique educational program offered at Windmill Springs School that builds student bilingualism and biliteracy in two languages.

The Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program integrates native English speaking and English language learning Spanish speaking students in the same classroom. The teacher provides academic instruction through two languages, one of which is the primary language of each group (Spanish and English). Students continue to learn standards-based content while they become fluent in two languages; linguistically and academically.
The goals of each program include:
  • Academic achievement in English and Spanish
  • Language skills in English and Spanish for students who speak Spanish AND for students who speak English and wish to learn Spanish as a second language.
  • Multicultural understanding
Students will:
  • Achieve high academic achievement in two languages
  • Speak fluently in two languages
  • Be equipped with skills to succeed in a global economy
  • Foster cross-cultural competency
  • Gain a competitive edge for college, scholarships, and career opportunities
  • Build leadership and self-confidence
  • Develop strong school and family connections
Who can participate?
The program will be enrolling children who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020. Children must turn 5 on or before September 1, 2020 to be eligible. 

Do you have to live within the Franklin-McKinley School District area to enroll your child?
No. Children do not need to live within the Franklin-McKinley School District boundaries to participate. Priority will be given to children living within the District boundaries. However, families with children who live outside the District boundaries can submit a transfer request with their District of residence to enroll their child in this program. 
Questions? 
English/Spanish: Yelitza Pena, Director of Community Relations
(408) 283-6259
 
Vietnamese: Taylor Nguyen, Administrator of Assessment and Special Projects
(408) 283-6188
 
Accepting Interest Forms
If you are interested in the program, please click here and a team member will get back to you with further information! Enrollment for 2020-2021 school year will start on February 3, 2020. Families can pick up an application in person at Meadows Elementary or online by clicking here.