About 40 students are learning in both English and Spanish at Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School. Students from PreK through 4th participate in our Dual Language Immersion Program. In this program children get the opportunity to learn another language early on by receiving 50% of instruction delivered in Spanish, and 50% delivered in English. Students enrolled in the program are being taught Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts in English, and Math and Language Arts in Spanish.
This approach provides an enriching learning environment for all students and builds greater cultural awareness and respect. During the last decade, multiple research studies have demonstrated the significant cognitive benefits derived from early language learning, as well as the potential long-term educational and career benefits that multilingual students accrue.
Our current kindergarten classes that are participating are working with two teachers, Mrs. Rita Peters and Mrs. Jenny Ramirez. We look forward to this great learning opportunity that begins this year!