Garden Grove Opens Second Spanish Dual Language Academy

Russell Elementary School is now Russell Elementary Language Academy- Garden Grove’s second Spanish Dual language program!

With a growing demand to provide a pathway for students to become completely literate in both English and Spanish, Garden Grove Unified School District is set to launch its second Spanish dual language academy, Russell Elementary Language Academy. The official launch will commence at the start of the 2018-2019 school year, when Russell Elementary will join the 35 other public schools in Orange County that are language immersion schools.

The language immersion school boom is likely to steadily increase, as a global job market continues to open up new avenues in employment that require biliteracy in employees. In 2016, Garden Grove Unified opened its first Spanish dual immersion school at Monroe Elementary Language Academy. After two years, 275 students from transitional kindergarten to second grade are being educated in two languages. Russell Elementary will follow this pattern and introduce the biliteracy program to transitional kindergarteners and kindergarteners, adding each new grade level of instruction with each new school year.

Garden Grove Unified School District is committed to expanding its language programs, not only to keep up with the expanding job market, but to also boost student self-esteem and motivation in learning. In addition to Monroe and Russell Spanish dual language academies, Garden Grove Unified also has a popular Vietnamese Dual Language program at Murdy Elementary School. The demand for this type of education is evident, with Monroe Elementary School’s waiting list growing.

Garden Grove Unified School District is proud to prepare students for the future and to ensure students  have the skills needed for 21st century jobs. Biliteracy education is important, and many studies show the positive effects it can have on students’ educations and careers.

To find out more about how dual language immersion creates success for students, visit this website and watch the video featuring the impact dual language is already having in the lives of GGUSD students:

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