Program

The two-way language model has been implemented at HBIS as follows:
Kindergarten students are in mixed language groups to learn Math, Science, and Social Studies in Spanish three days a week and in English the other two. Everyday they learn to read and write in their first language.
1st through 5th grade students are in mixed language groups for Math, Science, and Social Studies.  These subjects are taught one week in Spanish and one week in English (the language of the week.) By grades 4 and 5, students are in mixed language groups for literacy, reading and writing, instruction.

Spanish

Literacy

English

Literacy

* ELD or SLD Social Studies Science Math
Kindergarten Spanish speakers/ 60% of the day English speakers/ 60% of the day 30 min. two days/  week

Spanish

M / W / F
English

Tu / Th

Spanish

M / W / F
English

Tu / Th

Spanish

M / W / F
English

Tu / Th

1st Grade Spanish speakers/ 60% of the day English speakers/ 60% of the day daily By language of the week By language of the week By language of the week
2nd Grade Spanish speakers/ 60% of the day English speakers/ 60% of the day daily By language of the week By language of the week By language of the week
3rd Grade Spanish speakers/ 50% of the day English speakers/ 50% of the day daily By language of the week By language of the week By language of the week
4th Grade Monthly Monthly during literacy By language of the week By language of the week By language of the week
5th Grade Monthly Monthly during literacy By language of the week By language of the week By language of the week

*ELD:  English Language Development
*SLD:  Spanish Language Develoment
 

English