SCHOOL MATTERS: Crain Elementary Introduces Innovative Dual Language Program for 2024-25 School Year

¡Hola a todos en Victoria!

In a thrilling development for the Victoria Independent School District (VISD), Crain Elementary is set to launch a groundbreaking CHOICE pathway in the upcoming 2024-25 school year: The Two-Way Dual Language Program at Crain Elementary. This program aims to elevate the educational experience, fostering bilingualism and biliteracy in young learners.

The Two-Way Dual Language Program at Crain Elementary promises a bright future for Crain Elementary students. With its focus on bilingualism, collaboration, and an innovative learning environment, Crain Elementary is setting a shining example for the VISD community. The 2024-25 school year is eagerly anticipated as the dawn of a new era in education at Crain Elementary.

Are you ready to embark on a linguistic journey like no other?

The Two-Way Dual Language Program will allow your child(ren) to immerse themselves in the beauty of two vibrant languages, and unlock a world of opportunities, connections, and cultural enrichment. This initiative is designed to gift students with proficiency in both English and Spanish, a valuable skill set in today's globalized world. 

The program is available to all incoming Kindergarten students in 2024. Students will receive instruction in both English and Spanish throughout the day and students will be grouped in bilingual partnerships, enabling them to learn from each other's language strengths. These pairs will collaborate throughout the day, fostering skills like accountability, empathy, and language development, while also deepening their understanding of content lessons.

Learning two languages can enhance cognitive skills, problem-solving abilities, and critical thinking.  The cognitive and social benefits of biliteracy, throughout this experience, will spark a love for learning beyond the classroom.

The lifelong benefits of bilingualism, such as improved communication skills, increased job opportunities, and the ability to connect with people from different backgrounds starts with your dedication as a parent and our commitment to nurturing student potential while helping them "Find their &." This program represents an exciting new era of learning.  

VISD, with its 125 years of rich history, continues to evolve and embrace innovative programs, reflecting its dedication to providing the best education for its students.

Important Dates to Remember: Join us November 14th at 6 p.m. in VISD Success Academy gymnasium located at 3002 E. North St. for the Finding Your & CHOICE Expo to learn more about this amazing opportunity.

Building Bright Minds, TWO Languages at a Time: The Kindergarten Dual Language Adventure starts with you!

Visit to learn more! Adiós/nos vemos.

Roberto Rosas is the Director of Multilingual Education for VISD.