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MISD Dual Language Program Accepting Applications for the 2020–2021 School Year

Press Release|
Ben Albers|
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

McKinney, Texas – The McKinney ISD dual language program offered at Caldwell Elementary is currently accepting applications through April 3, 2020, for the 2020–2021 school year.

Please click here for details in English. (PDF)

El programa de lenguaje dual bidireccional de Caldwell ahora está aceptando solicitudes. Consulte los paquetes informativos a continuación para obtener más información.

Please click here for details in Spanish. (PDF)

Dual language is a two-way, dual immersion program for grades K–5 that began at Caldwell in 2010–2011 and is currently in its tenth year of implementation. The two-way immersion model combines students from two language groups while providing instruction in both languages. McKinney ISD will implement a competitive application process for prospective kindergartners in the fall of 2020 that will include an evaluation in the student’s native language. This decision was based on a review of the existing program as well as reviewing policies from other area school districts that offer such a program.

The K-5 dual language classes are comprised of approximately one-half native English speakers and one-half native Spanish speakers, and students learn the academic curriculum through both languages simultaneously. In this 50-50 model, students serve as language models for each other while accelerating their learning.

The primary goal of dual language is to allow students to realize the full benefits of bilingualism, which include enhanced cognitive ability, increased academic achievement, heightened multicultural appreciation and understand and a competitive edge in the increasingly global society of the 21st century.

Online Application Link/ enlace de solicitud en línea

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