MISD Two-Way Dual Language Program Now Accepting Applications for the 2021–2022 School Year

Press Release|
Shane Mauldin|
Monday, February 22, 2021

McKinney, Texas – The McKinney ISD two-way dual language program offered at Caldwell Elementary is now accepting applications through April 9, 2021, for the 2021–2022 school year. There are two applications for parents to consider based on grade level:

  • an application for students entering kindergarten
  • and, an application for students entering grades 1–5. This application is for students who are new to MISD or returning to MISD (homeschooled) who participated in a two-way dual language program during the 2020–2021 school year. Students in grades 1–5 must submit an application for entrance into the program and will be assessed in English and Spanish. For complete information, please see the links below.

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


2021-2022 Two-Way Dual Guidelines
2021-2022 Programa de Lenguaje Dual Bilateral Guías Generales
Frequently Asked Questions/ Preguntas Más Comúnes


2021-2022 Two-Way Dual Language Application for Upcoming Kindergarteners/Enlace de solicitud para Kinder

2021-2022 Two-Way Dual Language Application Grades 1-5/Enlace de solicitud para grados 1ro-5to

The two-way dual immersion program for grades K–5 began at Caldwell in 2010–2011 and is currently in its eleventh year of implementation. The two-way immersion model combines students from two language groups while providing instruction in both languages. Last year McKinney ISD introduced a competitive application process for prospective students that includes an evaluation in the student’s native language. The decision was based on a review of the existing program and 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 MISD dual language programs is to allow students to realize the full benefits of bilingualism, which include enhanced cognitive ability, increased academic achievement, heightened multicultural appreciation and understanding and a competitive edge in the increasingly global society of the 21st century.

For additional information, click here to visit the dual language program web page. 

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