DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM
The West Covina Unified School District currently offers a Dual Language Immersion Program at Monte Vista Elementary and Orangewood Elementary Schools. Beginning in TK or Kindergarten, native Spanish and native English speaking students study together for the purpose of becoming bilingual and biliterate, able to read, write, think and communicate in English and Spanish, upon high school graduation.
Dual Language Immersion Programs have proven effective for a wide variety of students. Students who have the ability to read, write, think, and communicate in two languages are better prepared to compete in a global economy and possess a command of language that will support them in being college and career ready upon graduation.
High level of proficiency in English and Spanish.
High academic achievement in English and Spanish.
Understanding and appreciation of different cultures, including one’s own.
The California State Seal of Biliteracy
An award given by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages in addition to English.
For more information or to enroll in the program, please fill out the interest form below or contact:
Monte Vista Elementary School
Dr. Damian Kessler, Principal
We invite you to fill out our DLI interest form. We will contact you with more information about our program.
Lo invitamos a completar nuestro formulario de interés de DLI. Nos pondremos en contacto con usted con más información acerca de nuestro programa.
DLI General Resources
Global California 2030 (CDE publication, 2018)
Dual Language Immersion Programs Raise Student Achievement in English (RAND Corporation, 2017)
Dual Language Immersion Programs Boost Student Success (National Education Association, 2018)