Dual Language

Welcome to Herrera School’s Dual Language Program

Herrera School provides the families in our community an opportunity to participate in a 50/50, Two-way Spanish Language Immersion Program. 50% of instruction is provided in the partner language (e.g. Spanish) and 50% in English at all elementary grade levels to all students in the program. Instruction is delivered in one language at a time without translation. Because language is transferable, once students learn a concept or skill in one language that knowledge is transferred to the second language without requiring reteaching. All of the content ares including – English Language Acquisition, Math, Science, and Social Studies, are taught in both the partner language and English over the course of the program. What makes the 50/50 program unique is the make–up of the class. We strive to have 50% of the students enrolled in each class are English speakers while the other 50% are Spanish speakers. This facilitates the learning of language because students serve as models for each other. We follow the College-and-Career Readiness Standards for daily instruction. District curriculum is available in both Spanish and English in math, language arts, and science.