We are excited to offer the only STEAM-integrated Spanish Dual Language Immersion program at the secondary level in Pasadena Unified.
Our program is based on a two-way model, meaning that classrooms are composed of both English-dominant and Spanish-dominant speakers. Students support each other in their development of both languages.
Students advance their language skills by taking two or more classes in Spanish each year, including history and Spanish Language Arts.
Specialized arts and STEAM courses including musical theatre and orchestra are offered as after-school electives.
Some of our program features:
- Spanish Language Arts
- Ancient Civilizations (6th grade) taught in Spanish
- World Histroy taught in Spanish
- U.S. History taught in Spanish (beginning in 2020-21)
- The opportunity for our students to take an optional 7th period elective: Orchestra, Glee Club (Choir/Musical Theatre Production)
Bilingualism and Bi-literacy: Students develop a high level of thinking, listening, speaking, reading, writing proficiency in the English and the partner language.
Academic Excellence: Students strive for academic excellence in all subject areas, meeting or exceeding District and Common Core State Standards.
Multicultural Understanding: Students develop positive attitudes and appreciation toward world languages and cultures in our global society, promoting their involvement in world issues.