Academics 2017-06-02T13:51:40+00:00

Academics

El Sol Academy’s educational focus offers a curriculum that is intellectually rich and focused on problem solving. Students are taught in a dual language (Spanish/English) setting, following a 90/10 dual language acquisition model. El Sol Academy’s goal is for the students to enter high school with well-developed skills in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and a refined artistic ability.

El Sol’s 90/10 Model

El Sol Academy’s 90/10 dual language program begins with a greater amount of Spanish in the early years in order to provide a solid basis for future academics. This dual immersion approach allows students to develop a solid foundation in their primary language before advancing in the secondary language.

What is a Dual Language Immersion Program?

  • A dual language immersion program uses two languages for literacy and content instruction for all students.

  • The program provides the same academic content and addresses the same standards as other educational programs.

  • All students will learn to read, write, and communicate effectively in Spanish and English while achieving high levels of academic success.

  • Students will have the bilingual skills and cross-cultural competencies needed to succeed in our multicultural society and global economy.

Why Choose the Dual Language Immersion approach?

  • We know it takes five to seven years to fully develop language fluency.

  • Research also demonstrates that children who maintain and develop academic language skills (not only social language) in their first language, and continue to develop these skills over time as they acquire a second language, have more academic success by middle and high school than those students who did not maintain their first language.

  • Traditional bilingual programs, where students do not maintain their academic Spanish, are associated with lower levels of English attainment.

  • Conversely, in dual immersion programs, students attain higher levels of both English and Spanish fluency while also performing competitively in other academic subjects.

Elementary School

Kindergarten: El Sol Academy teaches students 90% in Spanish and 10% in English. At this grade level, students learn: CLICK HERE FOR Curriculum

First Grade: El Sol Academy teaches students 80% in Spanish and 20% in English. At this grade level, students learn: CLICK HERE FOR Curriculum

Second Grade: El Sol Academy teaches students 70% in Spanish and 30% in English. At this grade level, students learn: CLICK HERE FOR Curriculum

Third Grade: El Sol Academy teaches students 60% in Spanish and 40% in English. At this grade level, students learn: CLICK HERE FOR Curriculum

Fourth Grade: El Sol Academy teaches students 50% in Spanish and 50% in English. At this grade level, students learn: CLICK HERE FOR Curriculum

Fifth Grade: El Sol Academy teaches students 50% in Spanish and 50% in English. At this grade level, students learn: CLICK HERE FOR Curriculum

Middle School

Sixth Grade: El Sol Academy teaches students 50% in Spanish and 50% in English. At this grade level, students learn: CLICK HERE FOR Curriculum

Seventh Grade: El Sol Academy teaches students 50% in Spanish and 50% in English. At this grade level, students learn: CLICK HERE FOR Curriculum

Eighth Grade: El Sol Academy teaches students 50% in Spanish and 50% in English. At this grade level, students learn: CLICK HERE FOR Curriculum