Dual Language Program
Dual Language Program Vision
- High levels of academic achievement in 2 languages
- Bilingualism and biliteracy
- Encompasses culturally responsive learning environments that value inclusivity, equity and the differences of all students and the surrounding communities
- Develops students to be adaptive, open-minded, culturally competent and globally aware
- Dual Language Immersion enhances the development of content in two languages, as well as literacy in both languages so that students will graduate ready for college, career, and life in a globally competitive economy and a collaborative international community. This unique program builds students’ linguistic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in both languages. Students learn standards-based content as they become linguistically and academically proficient in two languages.
SSD Dual Language
Contact: Contact: Brittny Acres
This is an SHS award for completion of the entire coursework and requirements as seen below and as part of the checklist accessed through the Google Classroom.
Seal of Biliteracy
Contact: Beth Dove / Brittny Acres
A seal of biliteracy is a credential given by a Colorado school or district recognizing ANY students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. This is accepted by employers and universities.
Dual Language Courses
Six Year-Long Dual Language Courses
5 - year long classes
2 - semester long classes
Completed in your four years at SHS
Completion of a DL course:
20 Hours of community service utilizing Spanish
To be completed in your four years at SHS
|Students provide community service documentation.
Take all 4 domains of the AAPL test score an I-4 or higher
(this also counts towards the Seal of Biliteracy)
Taken in your junior or senior year
|Completion of one of the following along with a 1-2-page reflection on your experience
☐ Service Learning Project (identify a need and create and implement a solution utilizing your Spanish skills)
Reflect on what you learned about language and culture. What lessons will you carry with you into the future?
Students submit a reflection in written or video form.