Fort Worth ISD offers One-Way Dual Language Program and Two-Way Dual Language Program. The first one consists of native Spanish speakers learning in their dominant language and in English, so they become fluent in both. The second one combines both English and Spanish (or another language) speakers, so they can become fluent in both languages by learning in class and among them.
The Two-Way Dual Language Program is the perfect way to be bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural. Currently, there are thirteen Two-Way Dual Language FWISD campuses: North Hi Mount, Lily B. Clayton, Christene Moss, Como Elementary, Maudrie Walton, DeZavala, Burton Hill, Sunrise-McMillan, Harlean Beal, A.M.Pate, Charles Nash, and South Hi Mount.
FWISD uses an 80/20 biliteracy model, which means that at first kids will learn mostly in Spanish (80%) and little by little the English instruction time will increase. They look to reach a 50/50 model, so students end up being taught the same amount of time in both languages.
The Dual Language Immersion Program encourages parents to enroll their kids in pre-k or kindergarten. It’s a big commitment because kids have to stay in the program all the way through fifth grade.
Here is the application to the Two-Way program information. If your child wasn’t accepted immediately, the district will email parents a waitlist status. So, there might be another chance of getting in.