Fostering bilingual and biliterate students in a culture of academic excellence.
At George Washington Carver Dual Language, all students are expected to be truly bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English, by the time they complete sixth grade. Research shows that students who attend dual language schools generally have higher overall academic performance than students who attend monolingual schools.
Students with dual language skills are more in demand in the workforce and generally earn higher incomes in their professions. The Dual language model is an effective way for students to quickly learn a second language.
Building a Foundation for Success
At Carver, students start learning Spanish on their first day of kindergarten. During kindergarten and first grades, students are immersed in Spanish throughout the course of the school day. In second grade, curriculum introduces English Language Arts standards while other classes, such as math and science, continue in Spanish.
Using the dual language model, Carver students become effectively immersed within the Spanish Throughout the course of their academic career at Carver, students will become immersed in learning Spanish in an effective format.
Opportunity for All
There are no language requirements to enroll in kindergarten or first grade. However, because instruction throughout the regular day is often provided in Spanish, students enrolling in second grade are required to take a Spanish literacy test before acceptance.
Native Spanish speaking students are welcome at Carver. Students are not required to speak fluent English to enroll. If a student in an upper grade lack specific English skills, we will provide additional services in order to help those students be successful at Carver.