San Leandro USD

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Instructional Programs for English Learners

English Language Learner Programs

English Language Learner programs offered by San Leandro Unified School District include:

SLUSD offers bilingual services in all of our classes below are specific programs we also offer at some of our Elementary Schools.

Spanish Biliteracy Pathway The Spanish Biliteracy Pathway program is offered at Wilson in grades K-5th. Jefferson in grades 1st-5th and Washington in grades 4th & 5th. Entering Kindergarten students must already speak Spanish and students entering 1st – 5th grade should have already received instruction in Spanish or participated in a bilingual program to enroll. This program offers academic instruction in both English and Spanish according to the district adopted bilingual matrix. The goal of this program is for students to be bilingual and biliterate. Participation and enrollment in this alternative language program is based on the school and district approval.

Dual Language Immersion Program: The Dual Language Immersion Program is offered at Washington in grades K-3rd and Jefferson in K. Participation and enrollment in this alternative program is based on district approval via an application process. Students whose home language is Spanish or English may participate in the DLI program. This program offers academic instruction in both English and Spanish according to the district adopted DLI bilingual matrix. For students entering 1st – 3rd grade they should have already received instruction in a Dual Language setting in order to participate in the DLI Program.

To apply to the Dual Language Immersion Program in SLUSD, you must submit this application (click on the application link below) AND follow district procedures for intra/inter district transfers on our website.

Online fillable Dual Language Immersion Application

Dual Language Immersion Application – English

Dual Language Immersion Application – Spanish