Dual Language Program
Two-Way Dual Language in SBISD is a biliteracy instructional program that uses two languages, Spanish and English, for instruction. The native language and culture of each student is valued and treated equitably. Instruction in both Spanish and English incorporates the required academic standards established by the state of Texas enabling students to become bi-lingual and bi-literate in both languages.
Visit the Choice Program web page for information about Choice in SBISD.
Please plan on joining us at the school for one of our parent meetings on Choice if you are interested in applying:
- December 6, 2022, 8:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m., Library
- January 10, 2023, 5:30 p.m., Library
- CONTACT: email@example.com
The 2023-2024 Choice lottery application is run through Spring Branch ISD Choice Lottery.
To submit an application for the lottery, click here.
- November 14, 2022 @ 9:00 AM - Application Opens
- January 20, 2023 @ 11:59 PM - Application Closes
- February 1, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - Run Lottery
- February 10, 2023 @ 4:00 PM - Lottery Results Emailed
- February 17, 2023 - Parents Accept or Decline Invitation
- May 5, 2023 @ 9:00 AM - Late Application Window Opens
- July 14, 2023 @ 11:59 PM - Late Application Window Closes
Goals & Program Model
The classes are composed of elementary students: half are native Spanish-speakers and half are native English-speakers. The native language and culture of each student is valued and treated equitably. Instruction in both Spanish and English incorporates the required academic standards established by the state of Texas enabling students to become biliterate and proficient in both languages by the end of fifth grade.
|Program Goals||Program Model|
The Dual Language students at PSE will:
Instructional time in the Dual Language class is divided between English and Spanish.
|We invite you to visit the Dual Language classes and discuss the program with the principal or faculty. To arrange a visit, please call Pine Shadows Elementary, 713-251-6500.|
|Two-Way Dual Language Program||Programa de Lenguaje Dual Languaje|
|Our goal is to develop students that are bilingual and biliterate at an early age and gain language skills that will have lasting benefits in the world in which they live and work as adults.||Nuestra meta es desarrollar estudiantes que sean bilingues y biliterarios a una temprana edad y que adquieran destrezas del lenguaje que tendrán beneficios duraderos en el mundo que vivan y trabajen como adultos.
|The program is for entering Kindergarteners.
||El programa es para niños que entran al Kindergarten.|
|Students will become fluent in both English and Spanish.
||Los estudiantes hablarán fluido ambos el Inglés y el Español.|
|Students will have two teachers, including, one that speaks English and one that speaks Spanish.
||Los estudiantes tendrán dos maestros, incluyendo, uno que hable Inglés y otro que hable en Español.|
|Students will learn to read, write, speak, and understand both English and Spanish.
||Los estudiantes aprenderán a leer, escribir, hablar, y entender ambos Inglés y Español.|
|This is an enriched educational program that uses two languages for the purpose of instruction.||Este es un programa educacional enriquecedor que utilize los dos lenguajes con el propósito de instruir.
|Students must begin the program in Kindergarten.
||Los estudiantes deben comenzar el programa en Kindergarten.|
|In the 50/50 English/Spanish Dual Language program students will be taught in both languages throughout their elementary years at PSE.||En el Programa Dual 50/50 Inglés/Español los estudiantes se les enseñará ambos lenguajes durante sus años elementares en PSE.
|Students will learn to read 1st in their native language.
||Los estudiantes aprenderán a leer primero en su lenguaje nativo.|