Enrollment in the Dual Language Immersion program is an opportunity that is available for all rising kindergarten students living in all Winchester school zones. Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School has a dedicated program for incoming kindergartners and Frederick Douglass Elementary School hosts a program that is open to both John Kerr Elementary and Garland Quarles Elementary School students.
Dual Language Immersion programs are a form of enrichment education based on over forty years of research showing the advantages of learning a second language through academic content instruction. The Spanish-English two-way immersion form of dual language is characterized as follows:
• Approximately half of students are from Spanish-speaking homes and half from homes in which English (or another language) is spoken. • Instruction integrates literacy and academic content knowledge in both languages. • Curriculum focuses on challenging, age-appropriate academic skills and knowledge aligned to high standards for all students.
In keeping with the vision of WPS, the mission of the Dual Language Immersion Program is to provide an enriched bilingual, biliterate, and culturally competent educational experience for all students.
Enroll now - our spots fill quickly!
Contact the respective school office below for more information on registration.
Frederick Douglass Elementary School 100 Cedarmeade Avenue Winchester, VA 22601 540-662-7656 Website
Virginia Avenue Chartlotte DeHart Elementary School 550 Virginia Avenue Winchester, VA 22601 540-665-6330 Website