Legacy PCA’s one-way and two-way dual language immersion programs encourage the development of Spanish and English through the use of guided and independent multi-sensory experiences for language and literacy development in an academically challenging, research-based environment across all core content curriculum in order to promote bilingualism and biliteracy. This focus prepares students for a global future by equipping them with an edge toward success in the competitive world of the 21st century.
Project/Problem-based learning in both English and Spanish is the foundation of the curriculum used at Legacy PCA.
Strong parental support and involvement is an integral goal of the program. For English language learners, parental involvement is essential to reinforce children’s native language development and to communicate high expectations about academic achievement.
Dual Language Program Design
Kindergarten and first grade students will receive 90% of their instruction in their native language (L1) in the content areas of Language Arts, Science, Math, and receive 10% of their instruction in a second language (L2) in the content area of Social Studies combined with second language literacy basics;
Second grade students will receive 70% of their instruction in their native language (L1) in the content areas of Language Arts, Science, Math, and receive 30% of their instruction in a second language (L2) in the content area of Social Studies and literacy development;
Students in grades 3 and 4 will follow a 50/50 model.
Lucas Jiménez, Elementary Curriculum & Instruction Director: email@example.com