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SISD to hold Informational nights on Dual Language Academy open to Pre-K, kindergarten parents

The Socorro Independent School District invites parents of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2020-2021 school year to information nights about the district’s Dual Language Academy.

The first of two meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. on March 5 and 23 at Dr. Sue A. Shook Elementary School, as well as March 25 at Myrtle Cooper Elementary School.

“The program allows students to become bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish through rigorous instruction and multicultural experiences,” SISD officials share. “Dual language students are provided the resources necessary to be academically, socially and linguistically successful in both English and Spanish to become globally competitive citizens.”

The enrollment process for the academy is based on various criteria and a lottery system.

“Benefits of being a dual language learner include proficiency and literacy in both languages, high levels of academic achievement, greater creativity, attention to detail, problem solving skills, and confidence,” district officials added.

The Dual Language Academy, offered at Myrtle Cooper and Dr. Sue A. Shook elementary schools, is now in its second year.

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