New Dual Language Academy Registration Begins on April 4

Registration for the new Dual Language Academy for the new school year is set to open on April 4th.  The program will only be open to incoming Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students for the 2022-2023 school year. 

How to Enroll:

Parents or guardians who wish to enroll their child in the Dual Language Academy may do so online beginning at 8:00 a.m. on April 4, 2022.  Here’s how:

  • Students new to the Los Fresnos CISD for the 2022-2023 school year may register online using the link on the district website: lfcisd.net
  • Returning students currently enrolled in the district as Pre-kindergarteners (advancing to kindergarten) may register online using the following link: https://www.lfcisd.net/apps/pages/DLA?tota11y=true

*LFCISD requires students to attend schools they are zoned for.

If you have additional questions, please contact your respective zoned campus. 

Please click on the link below to verify which campus you are zoned for: 

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For more questions about the admission process, please visit the Dual Language Academy link below:

https://www.lfcisd.net/apps/pages/DLA?tota11y=true

 

About the Academy:

What is Dual Language?

Dual language is a form of education in which both native English speakers and native speakers of another language receive instruction together in both languages to promote second language acquisition and high academic achievement for all students. The Dual Language Academy is considered an “additive” bilingual program because they “add” a second academic language for students. Dual language education fosters bilingualism, biliteracy, enhanced awareness of linguistic, cultural diversity, and high levels of academic achievement through instruction in two languages in Reading Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Dual Language education is an effective approach to developing language proficiency and literacy in English and a partner language.

In the Classroom

In the classroom, Dual Language classroom will follow the same curriculum as general education classrooms, but will be taught proportionately in English and Spanish.  Students will be encouraged to work together in order to improve communication and promote project-based instruction. Bridging periods will blend the two languages. In addition, classrooms and learning centers will be outfitted with key content and information illustrated in both languages. Highly qualified bilingual certified educators will continue to receive targeted support and educational development opportunities to ensure dual language learners receive optimal instruction.

“We know that early introduction to biliteracy is a key component to stronger academic and sociological growth.  We are pleased to offer this opportunity to our youngest learners who can continue to build their skills as they advance in the classroom,” said Ada Amaro-Sibaja, Executive Director of Support Services.

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