Dual-Language Immersion (DLI) Program


DLI.pngNorton Park Elementary provides two classes of second, third, fourth and fifth grade students with a Dual Language Immersion Program to develop and prepare linguistic and academic competencies in two languages, in order to be highly engaged and contributing global citizens. The program is being phased out at Norton Park but those students who enrolled in kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year will be able to complete it.

Within the program, Dual Language Immersion students will become bilingual, biliterate and develop positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors. The program will integrate native Spanish-speaking students and native English-speaking students to promote bilingualism, biliteracy, grade-level academic achievement, and positive cross-cultural awareness.