Middle School Dual Language Program

Dual Language Enrollment

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Middle School Dual Language Program

The program is intended for students who participated in elementary dual language, Spanish immersion programs and for native Spanish speakers new to the district.

The goals of Austin ISD's dual language program are for students to excel academically while becoming bilingual, biliterate and bicultural. Our middle school programs offer students at least two content courses taught in Spanish each year, including Spanish for Spanish Speakers and a core content class (science, social studies or math). An enhanced program provides an elective in Spanish as well. Dual language electives cannot take the place of Spanish language or literature classes or Spanish core content. The Spanish language and literature courses provide students high school credit in sixth, seventh and eighth grades, as well as the opportunity to take an AP Spanish assessment and receive AP college credit in eighth grade.

Dual language middle schools in 2020-21 are:

  • Bedichek, Burnet, Covington, Lamar, Lively, Martin, Paredes, Small and Webb middle schools
  • Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy
  • Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy

Please contact your child's middle school for information about dual language enrollment. For more information, please contact the Austin ISD Multilingual Education Team at 512-414-4734.