• sitton spanish immersion

    Students who participate in Spanish dual language immersion (DLI) at Sitton receive instruction in two language to become bilingual, bi-literate and develop the cultural competency to succeed in a global society. Studies show (Thomas and Collier 2009) and our data confirm that historically underserved students, especially Emerging Bilinguals (students whose first language is the “partner” language, not English), attain greater academic success when they participate in this program.

    DLI also offers children whose heritage is the partner language and culture the opportunity to develop a positive linguistic and cultural identity that allows them to better connect with their parents, relatives and community.

    Sitton currently has two Spanish Immersion kindergartens, taught by Michelle Interian and Zulema Valenzuela, as well as one 1st grade class taught by Mehera-Rosa Edgar.