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Contact Diane Maestas  Diane Maestas (505) 877-2724 ex: 52243 Teacher, Bilingual

Bilingual Education

Kit Carson has a Dual Language program in Kindergarten, First, Second, Third and Fourth grade offering quality instruction in English and Spanish.  The program model is transitioning to a Two-Way Dual Language Model.  In kindergarten, the model is 90/10 and transitions to a 50/50 model in third through 5th grades.

KINDERGARTEN

Students receive direct and explicit instruction through a 90/10 model.  90% of classroom instruction will be in Spanish.  The focus is the development of early literacy skills and students will also develop second language through content areas as well as ESL and SSL.

1st GRADE

80% SPANISH, 20% ENGLISH for all students in all content areas.  Students will receive homework and assessments in both English and Spanish.

2nd GRADE

70% SPANISH, 30% ENGLISH for all students in all content areas.  Students will receive homework and assessments in both English and Spanish.

2nd GRADE

50% Spanish, 50% English for all students in all content areas.  Students are also given homework and assessments in both English and Spanish.  The goal is for students to become Bilingual and Biliterate.

4th-5th GRADE

We will be expanding our Dual Language program each year.  Our target date for a K-5 Dual Language program will be 2015.

Mission

Kit Carson Elementary School has had a long tradition of servicing students within the community with a Dual Language model.  It is my honor to continue the legacy in promoting Dual Language Education to our community by offering a program that will enhance a student’s culture and bilingualism.

Vision

Kit Carson School will reach academic excellence by providing high quality dual-language academic programs in all content areas, that prepares students for educational success by involving them in a rigorous academic program that accelerates their learning and generates linguistic and academic proficiency in two languages (English and Spanish) and will develop positive cross cultural attitudes towards society and the world.