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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.

Two-Way Dual Language Pathway Flyer

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 (21-22 school year)

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

  • Selection process.
  • If selected, families sign a partnership agreement to confirm space.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What schools will offer Two-Way Dual Language Pathway in 2021-22 school year?

Bernshausen Elementary - Kindergarten
Brill Elementary - Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade
Fox Elementary - Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Kaiser Elementary - Kindergarten, 1st Grade & 2nd Grade
Klenk Elementary - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade
Northampton Elementary - Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Zwink Elementary - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Grade & 3rd 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

7200 Spring Cypress Rd, Klein, TX 77379
832-249-4348 kvergara1@kleinisd.net

Elena Ruiz
Program Coordinator, Bilingual/Dual Language

7200 Spring Cypress Rd, Klein, TX 77379
 mruiz1@kleinisd.net

INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS

Dual Language Parent  Meeting Dates

Virtual Meeting Link - bit.ly/KleinDual


April 14, 202

Two-Way Dual Language Parent Meeting, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 


April 20, 2021

Two-Way Dual Language Parent Meeting, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


April 27, 2021

Two-Way Dual Language Parent Meeting, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 


May 12, 2021

Two-Way Dual Language Parent Meeting, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


May 19, 2021 

Two-Way Dual Language Parent Meeting, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 


May 25, 2021

Two-Way Dual Language Parent Meeting, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 



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