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.