Dual Language Programs Expanded, North Grade Accepting Students for 6th Grade Program

The School District’s dual language programs have expanded their choices for the 2018-2019 school year. One elementary school has expanded its program to 6th grade, while another middle school and high school have opened brand new dual language programs.

In 1998 North Grade Elementary opened a Dual Language Program. Now they are expanding their Dual Language Program to the middle grades. This year the school opened a 6th grade Dual Language Program. The school will continue to expand to include seventh grade in SY 2019-2020 and eighth grade in SY 2020-2021.

L. C. Swain Middle School also started a new Spanish Dual Language Program to include 6th grade this school year and will continue to expand it, including seventh and eighth over the next two years.

Forest Hill Community High School opened a Spanish Dual Language Program this year. They are offering students the opportunity to take many of their classes in Spanish.

The District now houses 24 Dual Language Schools, of which five are International Spanish Academies (ISA). Research shows that a dual language immersion education helps all children achieve at higher levels. In addition, any child enrolled in a dual language immersion program will have greater employment opportunities as a bilingual speaker.

If you are interested in your child attending the Spanish Dual Language Program at North Grade Elementary, families are invited to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 21 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Students who previously participated in a dual language program at North Grade Elementary, Freedom Shores Elementary, Highland Elementary, South Grade Elementary and Plumosa School of the Arts are invited to attend.

North Grade Elementary School is located at 824 N. K Street in Lake Worth.