High Academic Achievement
One objective of the two-way immersion program is to provide students with tools to become culturally competent, self-motivated, life-long learners. We believe these objectives are accomplished through a focus on academic rigor, a program that builds competence and confidence across cultures and languages, and provides students with a creative, enriching environment in which to foster a passion for learning. Students engage in a highly challenging curriculum derived from the California State Standards as defined by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
Bilingualism and Bi-literacy
All students learn to read, write and speak in English and Spanish. Students develop high levels of academic proficiency in two languages through the implementation of the best practices in dual immersion instruction.
Students develop high levels of self-confidence and cross-cultural understanding. Students learn about their own culture and the values and customs of other cultures.
The Language Academy of Sacramento fosters a strong sense of responsibility in students to help each other and to contribute to the community. Students analyze, question and are encouraged to develop leadership skills useful in the classroom, school and the community around them.
Teachers deliver student-centered instruction, based on State and District Standards, where students feel safe to bring their knowledge into the classroom. Whenever possible, instruction incorporates the students’ experiences and ideas.
Students learn by participating in curriculum that is be structured around projects and activities that enable them to learn about key concepts and master important skills. Students teach and learn from each other by working in cooperative groups.
Home and School Partnership
Parents are expected to be partners in the fulfillment of the school mission. Parents regularly participate in future educational planning with their children and teachers.