Dual language Spanish and English program

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George Washington Carver Dual Language School

Kindergarten thru 6th Grade

Michael Coulter, Principal
4600 Elmwood Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64130
Phone: 816-418-4925

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Fostering bilingual and bi-literate students who excel academically through creative, analytical skills.

At George Washington Carver Dual Language School all students are expected to be truly bilingual and bi-literate in both Spanish and English by the time they complete sixth grade.

Research has shown students who attend dual language schools have higher overall academic performance than those who attend a single language school. The dual language model is an effective way for students to quickly learn a second language.

Building a Foundation for Success

At Carver, students start learning Spanish on their first day of kindergarten. During kindergarten and first grades, students are immersed in Spanish throughout the course of the school day. In second grade, curriculum introduces English Language Arts standards while other classes, such as math and science, continue in Spanish.

Using the dual language model, Carver students become effectively immersed within the Spanish Throughout the course of their academic career at Carver, students will become immersed in learning Spanish in an effective format.

Opportunity for All

There are no language requirements to enroll in kindergarten or first grade. However, because instruction throughout the regular day is often provided in Spanish, students enrolling in second grade are required to take a Spanish literacy test before acceptance.

Native Spanish speaking students are welcome at Carver. Students are not required to speak fluent English to enroll. If a student in an upper grade lack specific English skills, we will provide additional services in order to help those students be successful at Carver.

Admission Requirements

After the first grade, students must demonstrate language proficiency to enter this program.