The goals of the Two-Way Dual Immersion Program are to provide opportunities for children to:
- Develop oral proficiency, literacy, and academic abilities in two languages;
- Demonstrate academic performance at or above grade level;
- Participate in cross-cultural relationships and learning experiences that foster the development of a positive self-esteem and cultural pride;
- Get involved with their parents in their educational process.
Program Design & Evaluation
Montalvo's Two-Way Dual Immersion Program is designed to provide a strong beginning for all students. Classes are composed of a balance of English speakers and English learners. The cur-riculum (language arts, math, science, social studies, art, etc.) is taught primar-ily in Spanish during grades K-1 with a gradual increase in English instructional time until a 50:50 balance is obtained at 5th grade. Evaluation of student progress includes regular district assessments plus assessments of Spanish language skill