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Dual Language immersion two-way bilingual program

The NISD dual language immersion two-way bilingual program model in Northside is research-based. The dual language model seeks to create bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural students by developing their academic proficiency in English and Spanish.


Transitional Bilingual academic program

The NISD Transitional Bilingual academic program model teaches the state required Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The research-based program uses the child’s primary language for instruction as he or she learns the second language (English) and achieves academic success.


English as Second Language (ESL) content-based program

The NISD ESL content-based program in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade provides intensive instruction using second language acquisition strategies to teach English to students who speak other languages other than Spanish or English. The academic program model teaches the state-required Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

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