Dual Language Program

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  • Meeker Elementary School is offering a Dual Language Immersion Program beginning in 2024-2025.  Enrollment is for kindergarten only and instruction will be in both Spanish and English.

    The dual language program housed at Meeker Elementary School is open to all of District 6 students and will eventually include one classroom per grade level. Meeker families will also have the option of choosing this program for their kindergarten student, but students do not have to be in the dual language program to attend Meeker.

    Dual Language Immersion provides instruction and support for students to become fully proficient in English and Spanish. Students will study literacy, math, social studies, and science, as well as engage in specials classes like their peers.



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Vision and Mission:

  • Greeley-Evans School District 6 dual language program integrates English Learners and English-dominant students with the goal of improving the academic and linguistic performance of all participants. Its mission is to develop critically aware, multilingual students who are equipped to build bridges of intercultural understanding between diverse communities and successfully participate in the global community.

    Our dual language program's vision is that all students:

    1. attain high levels of proficiency in English and Spanish and are able to use both languages effectively in academic and social settings
    2. perform at or above grade level in English and Spanish in all content areas
    3. value and appreciate their own culture and the diversity of our community's cultures
    4. graduate with a District 6 Seal of Biliteracy and are prepared to thrive as global citizens.


  • If you are interested in enrolling your student in a dual language program at Meeker Elementary School for Kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year, please fill out an application at www.greeleyschools.org/openenrollment.  (the application will also ask for your primary home language).  Incoming kindergarten students must be five years old by October 1, 2024, in order to register.

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  • Foundational instruction to achieve literacy (reading, writing, and speaking) in both English and Spanish
    High academic achievement in two languages
    Heart Develop positive attitudes about students of other language and cultural backgrounds
    Workforce Knowing two or more languages helps employment opportunities when students enter the workforce
    Certification Ability to earn a Seal of Biliteracy Certification upon graduation

     

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Dual Language Program Details

  • Student ImagesThe Kindergarten dual language program follows a two-way immersion model; classrooms are comprised of balanced numbers of English Learners and native English speakers and include students who enter school with bilingual skills.

    Elementary dual language programs adhere to an 50/50 language allocation model. Most instruction is in Spanish in the primary grades gradually increasing to 50% of instruction in English and 50% in Spanish by Grade 4. Students are expected to actively use the language of instruction and are grouped in ways that provide opportunities to practice language and benefit from peer models.

Dual Language FAQs

  • Why should we consider dual language for our child?

  • Do children in dual language programs fall behind academically because the teacher uses their non-native language?

  • What does research say about Dual Language Education?

  • How do teachers help students learn and understand in a second language?

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