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Dual Language Immersion Program

Dual Language Immersion Program

Monrovia Unified School District is pleased to introduce you to our Dual Immersion Programs for Spanish and Mandarin. A typical day in this program will see students learning two foreign languages for part of the day and learning English for the other part of the day. Students are fully immersed in Spanish/Mandarin as part of the learning process. The program's goal is to have your students fully bilingual and bi-literate in English and Spanish/Mandarin before they finish primary school. There are also opportunities to continue learning the languages once they reach Monrovia High School. Students can also earn the Seal of Biliteracy if they meet specific requirements. 
 
With this program's limited space, parents are encouraged to check with their school for tour and registration information. Here is the list of schools that have Dual Immersion available and who you can contact to get your student enrolled:
 
Spanish
Clifton Middle School, (626) 471-2600
Principal Scott Moses at [email protected] 
 
Monroe Elementary, (626) 471-2300
Principal Amanda Noriega at [email protected]
 
Monrovia High School, (626) 471-2800.
Principal Adrian Ayala at [email protected] 
 
Principal Paige Ramos at [email protected]
 
Mandarin
Plymouth Elementary, (626) 471-2400
Principal Jen Maljian at [email protected]
 
Santa Fe Computer Science Magnet School, (626) 471-2700
Principal Geoffrey Zamarippa at [email protected]
 
FAQ's
 
Q: How will my child achieve in English?
 
A: There is extensive research that shows kids in dual immersion will perform higher than students learning just one language. The program ensures students successfully learn both languages as the year progresses.
 
Q: How much does the dual immersion program cost?
 
A: Monrovia Unified is a public school district, so there’s no extra charge. The program can be included with the current schools' current Dual Immersion curriculum. 
 
Q: How can my student continue learning the language in high school?
 
A: Dual immersion students have priority registration for zero period target language and have the opportunity to take extra-curricular classes.