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Articles from November 2015

Dual Language Program Planned for School No. 8

Construction has begun on Laveen’s newest school, located near 55th Avenue and Dobbins Rd. When it opens in August 2016, it will feature Dual Language Immersion as its signature program.

Parents will have the option of placing their kindergarten-age students in a classroom where some subjects are taught in English for half of the day, and other subjects are taught in Spanish the other half. If there is sufficient interest, the option may be available for first graders, as well. The program will add a grade each year, so it will eventually be available K-8.

The benefits of Dual Language Immersion include:

  • Students develop oral, reading, and writing proficiency in two languages.
  • Students typically meet or exceed the academic performance of students in monolingual English classrooms.
  • Students are better prepared to engage in a global society that values cultural and linguistic diversity,

To assist the district in planning, please complete a brief survey.

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Planning Meeting Scheduled for School No. 8

Parents of students who will be attending School No. 8 next fall are invited to attend a planning meeting on December 9 at 6:00 pm to provide input on the school name, mascot, colors, etc. The meeting will take place at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins.
Attendance Boundaries for the new school can be found here.
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