Vision

The mission of the Laboratory School’s Dual Language Program is to establish a strong, standards-based curriculum, which promotes high academic achievement in both English and Spanish in an environment that embraces diversity and strives for excellence. Our mission is to teach our students the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to become productive and responsible citizens in this ever changing global society.

The mission of I.S. 584’s Dual Language Enrichment program is to ultimately ensure that our students are truly bilingual. Students receive accelerated instructional benefits from their peers as they engage in collaborative learning strategies. Dual Language Enrichment at I.S. 584 improves student motivation and amplifies student progress.

Mission

The vision of both the Laboratory School and I.S. 584X’s Dual Language Program is to educate our students to become bilingual, biliterate, and culturally literate in this ever-increasing global society. Our students will achieve academic excellence in two languages while attaining a multicultural understanding and appreciation for the different cultures represented in our program and in our world.

Core Beliefs

  • Full bilingual proficiency, including academic language, is a valuable professional strength
  • Cultural knowledge is valuable and supports future success
  • Full bilingual proficiency at the K-12 levels offers essential supports to students and provides increased access to opportunities at the baccalaureate/post-secondary levels.
  • Internationally, multilingualism is the norm in education and the professional world
  • Immersion and experiences are organic ways to acquire language
  • Dual Language in content areas offers an affirmation of language and heritage beyond its functionality as a ‘home language’ and builds internalized connections to high-growth career fields in both languages
  • Respectful discussion and interaction is essential for learning and engaging with language
  • Community and Family engagement are essential to growth and success

Seven Year Pathway for Dual Language Growth and Development

Grade Level

Advanced/Intermediate

Spanish Coursework

Cohort 1

Beginner/Intermediate

Spanish Coursework

Cohort 2

6

●    Spanish Language Arts

●    Social Studies

●    Science

●    Software Engineering

●    Benchmark Assessment: Instituto Cervantes Test de Clasificación

●    NYC NLA Performance Assessment

●    Spanish Language Arts

●    Visual Art

●    Software Engineering

●    Benchmark Assessment: Instituto Cervantes Test de Clasificación

7

●    Spanish Language Arts

●    Social Studies

●    Science

●    Visual Art

●    Benchmark Assessment: Instituto Cervantes Test de Clasificación

●    NYC NLA Performance Assessment

●    Spanish Language Arts

●    Social Studies

●    Health

●    Benchmark Assessment: Instituto Cervantes Test de Clasificación

8

●    Spanish Language Arts

●    Social Studies

●    Science

●    Benchmark Assessment: Instituto Cervantes Test de Clasificación

●    NYC NLA Performance Assessment

●    Spanish Language Arts

●    Social Studies

●    Science

●    Benchmark Assessment: Instituto Cervantes Test de Clasificación

9

●    Spanish II

●    Global History`

●    Benchmark Assessment: LOTE

●    Spanish I/II (pending proficiency)

●    Global History

●    Benchmark Assessment: Instituto Cervantes Test de Clasificación

10

●    Spanish III

●    Global History

●    Spanish III (pending proficiency)

●    Global History

●    Benchmark Assessment: LOTE

11

●    Spanish IV

●    US History

●    Benchmark Assessment: DELE B1

●    Biliteracy Seal PBAT

●    Spanish IV (if Spanish III completed)

●    US History

●    Benchmark Assessment: DELE B1* (Pending recommendation)

●    Biliteracy Seal PBAT

12

●    AP Spanish Language

●    Participation in Government

●    Biliteracy Seal PBAT (If not previously passed)

●    Benchmark Assessment DELE B2 (Pending recommendation)

●    AP Spanish Language* (Pending recommendation)

●    Participation in Government

●    Benchmark Assessment: DELE

●    Biliteracy Seal PBAT (If not previously passed)

●    Benchmark Assessment DELE B2 (Pending recommendation)