The Dual Language Program at BCMS
Dual language is an opportunity for students to learn a new language while learning academic content. The three main goals of dual language programs are to allow students to grow to become bilingual, biliterate, and gain multicultural competence throughout the course of their participation in the program from K-8. Beginning in kindergarten students from two different language backgrounds have the opportunity to learn together.
Students enter the program in kindergarten, so Dual classes started at BCMS in 2018-19. This year, there are both 6th and 7th grade classes. During the instructional day students spend one half of their language arts block immersed in English and the other half immersed in Spanish, in classes led by specialized Dual Language program teachers. Students also spend their social studies class immersed in Spanish, while they join their regular Team and Encore teachers in English for all other content areas. Sixth grade Dual students are part of the Voyager Team, and 7th graders are Pathfinders.
For more details on the program, see the District site.
(Teachers are also listed and pictured on their Team pages)
Spanish Language Arts
English Language Arts