Dual Language Program Overview

  • Nina "Will" Williams Dual Language Program - Multilingual Education

    KSD Dual Language Mission & Vision

    Misión: Empoderando una comunidad bilingüe y biletrada de alumnos y ciudadanos globales.
    Visión: Comprometidos con la excelencia académica mediante el poder de los idiomas y las culturas.

    Mission: Empowering a bilingual and biliterate community of global citizens and scholars.
    Vision: Committed to academic excellence through the power of languages and cultures.

    Dual Language Spanish-English Program

    The 新澳门六合彩开奖 (KSD) Dual Language (DL) program develops a high academic and linguistic proficiency in two languages by participating in a rigorous academic program that enhances the development of bilingualism, biculturalism, and biliteracy so that students will graduate ready for college, career, and life in a globally competitive economy.

    Students are taught in English and Spanish using a 50/50, two-way dual language model.

    50/50 Model

    • 50 percent of teaching is done in English.
    • 50 percent of teaching is done in Spanish.

    Two-Way Model

    • 50 percent of the students enrolled in the program speak Spanish as their home language.
    • 50 percent of the students enrolled in the program have other language backgrounds.  


    The Dual Language program is available at three elementary schools:


    Incoming kindergarten students may enter the lottery to enroll in the Dual Language program. The annual kindergarten Dual Language lottery is conducted by the KSD Student & Family Support Services team each spring.

    Grades 1-5

    Students who were in enrolled in the Dual Language program in kindergarten will be given priority to continue in grades 1-5.

    If space becomes available from the time kindergarten begins through the first semester of first grade, 新澳门六合彩开奖 will consider filling the Dual Language program with students from the waitlist.

    If space becomes available from the second semester of first grade through sixth grade, the school principal will determine admission in the Dual Language program.

    Middle School

    The Dual Language Program is available at Mill Creek Middle School.

    Students who wish to continue building their bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism may enroll in middle school courses in Spanish in one or more content areas such as math, social studies, language arts, science, or others as available.

    Middle school Dual Language courses are open to:

    1. Students currently enrolled in the KSD Dual Language Program for sixth grade at Scenic Hill, Kent Elementary, Neely-O’Brien, and Carriage Crest elementary schools.
    2. Students who will attend or would like to transfer to Mill Creek and are fluent and literate in Spanish at the intermediate-mid level or higher. Students will be evaluated using the Spanish STAMP 4Se grade six language proficiency assessment.
    3. Students transferring from Spanish/English dual language programs in other districts.

    High School

    The Dual Language program began at Kent-Meridian High School in August 2021.

    Remaining in the Program

    Once accepted into the Dual Language program in kindergarten, families are making a K-12 commitment to support their child in achieving the overall program goal of becoming bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural/multicultural. Students will remain in Dual Language throughout their K-12 education, which will prepare them for post-secondary, career, and their futures in either or both languages.

    If a Dual Language student moves out of the 新澳门六合彩开奖 during grades kindergarten through twelve, the parents must complete and submit an inter-district transfer application. Subject to the terms of the transfer, the child will be allowed to continue in the program.

Contact Us

  • Dual Language Program

    12033 SE 256th Street #D-200
    Kent, WA 98030

    (253) 373-7016

    Angelie Duimovic

    Angelie Duimovic

    Director | Educación Multilingüe/ Multilingual Education


    (253) 373-1605


  • Dual Language Kindergarten Information Video

Last Modified on August 11, 2023