Two-Way Dual Language
Two-Way Dual Language is a program in EPISD which educates all children, English speakers, Spanish speakers, and speakers of other languages. The district follows a 50/50 model, meaning that teachers give instruction 50% of the time in English and 50% of the time in Spanish. The goals of the program are for students to become bilingual and bi-literate, to have high academic achievement, to be culturally competent, and to have high self-esteem and leadership skills. The nine elementary campuses in EPISD which currently implement a K-5 Two-Way Dual Language program are: Coldwell, Collins, Herrera, Kohlberg, Lundy, MacArthur, Mesita, Polk, and Putnam. The district also has a magnet program at Mesita Elementary School and Wiggs Middle School (Connecting Worlds/Mundos Unidos), which is a Two-Way Dual Language program for Gifted and Talented students. El Paso High School is a Two-Way Dual Language magnet for all students in EPISD.