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Dual-Language Immersion Program (DLI)

  • Dual Language Immersion - 2023-2024 - Preschool, TK, K Cohort

    We have exciting news for the 2023-2024 incoming Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Cohort! Last year, on the PVSD LCAP survey, 65% of families noted that a Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program should be explored. For several months our team has researched and viewed different models. In a unified consensus, the DCS faculty has elected to begin a Dual Language Immersion program next year at Dos Caminos starting with Preschool, TK and Kindergarten. Each year, we will add an additional grade level following this cohort with school-wide implementation in 2029. The model selected is 50% instruction in English and 50% instruction in Spanish.

    The goal of the DCS Dual Language program is for students to develop high levels of language proficiency and literacy in English and Spanish languages, demonstrate mastery of California Content Standards, and develop an appreciation and understanding of diverse cultures. Students will have a foundation to earn the California Seal of Biliteracy to accompany their high school diploma.

    The program for all students currently enrolled in K-5 at DCS will not change. However, we are working to offer an 8 week conversational Spanish elective as part of our enrichment program for all grades. Call today to reserve a spot for an upcoming tour of Dos Caminos.