Tomball ISD launches Two-Way Dual Language Academy for 2019-20 school year

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Tomball ISD announced March 4 the launch of its Two-Way Dual Language Academy program, which will provide families of incoming kindergarteners the opportunity to apply for enrollment in a biliteracy program to be held at Rosehill Elementary for the 2019-20 school year, district officials said in a news release.

The program is available to incoming kindergarten students in TISD as well as students outside of district boundaries via limited open enrollment, according to the release. Limited open enrollment offers students outside of TISD boundaries the opportunity to enroll in the district at select schools. Rosehill Elementary is a limited open enrollment campus.

Accepted students will receive instruction for math, language arts, science and social studies in both English and Spanish, according to the release, as the academy integrates native English and native Spanish speakers.

“The goal of the dual language program is to help students become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural while promoting high academic achievement,” officials said in the release.

Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to apply for the 2019-20 program. Applications will be available April 1-19.

Additionally, parents of incoming kindergarten students must attend an informational meeting before applying to the program. Informational meetings are scheduled for March 26, March 28 and April 1 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Rosehill Elementary, located at 17590 FM 2920, Tomball.

Additional information on the dual language academy can be found on TISD’s website.

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  1. This should not be curiculum in the United States in a public school setting. I believe it should be set up in private school only. We’re talking about an American public school. Where English is the spoken language. And no other country of the world, would they even think of offering such shenanigans in a public school system. Seriously Texas?

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Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.
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