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Goals & Benefits

Our Goals:

Our Goals:

  • To provide our students with the tools necessary to become competent, self-motivated,life long learners.

  • To develop high levels of academic proficiency in Spanish and English.

  • To develop self-confidence and cross-cultural understanding.

  • To foster a strong sense of responsibility to help others and contribute to the community.

  • To deliver student-centered instruction based on California State Standards so that students learn key concepts and master skills.

  • To provide opportunities for parent participation and educational planning with children and teachers.
Our Focus:

Our Focus:

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 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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.

Multicultural Competence 
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.

Social Responsibility 
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.

Student-Centered Instruction 
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.

Experiential Learning
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.
Program Benefits:

Program Benefits:

  • Develop fluency in Spanish and in English.

  • Develop greater cognitive thinking skills.

  • Learn in an ethnically, culturally and linguistically integrated environment.

  • Engage in activities that promote cooperation and social interaction.

  • Appreciate and respect diversity while developing sensitivity towards other people and cultures.

  • Prepare for advanced language classes in high school and college.

  • Prepare for International Baccalaureate (IB).

  • Prepare to earn college credits through Advanced Placement language exams.

  • Have access to a wide range of employment opportunities