AUSD's Dual Language Immersion Program
Azusa Unified School District launched a District Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program in the 2015- 2016 school year. The first District DLI cohort of students entered programs housed at both Hodge Elementary and Mountain View Elementary Schools. When Mountain View Elementary closed in 2018, the DLI program moved to Valleydale Elementary School. We are excited to welcome over 100 DLI students to Gladstone Middle School in both 6th and 7th grade as we continue to further our commitment to Dual Language Immersion and the goal of bilingualism and biliteracy.
At GMS, DLI students also participate in STEM, Art, and Gladiator Onboarding (GO). Electives available to DLI students are choir, band, and ELD for English Learners. 7th and 8th-grade DLI students can choose from electives such as yearbook, art, AVID, leadership, Studio 26, and more!
Students Served: Bilingual students who are fluent in both English and Spanish.
Language Instruction: Students in the Secondary Dual Language Immersion Pathway receive Spanish Language Arts using the World Language Standards and CCSS as the foundation of instruction. The emphasis will be project based. In addition, students will take required Social Studies courses taught in Spanish.
Pathway Eligibility: Students who wish to enroll in the 6-8 Secondary Dual Language Pathway must meet one of the following requirements:
- Students who have been enrolled in an elementary DLI program from Kindergarten to grade 6 are eligible to enroll.
- Additionally, Spanish-speaking students who are newcomers to the US education system (3 years or less) with mid to strong literacy skills in Spanish are welcome to join.
Middle School DLI Schedule
Ancient World Social Studies Spanish
Medieval Social Studies Spanish
United States Social Studies Spanish
6th DLI Spanish Language Arts
7th DLI Spanish Language Arts
8th DLI Spanish Language Arts
DLI Program Mission
Our mission is to ensure that each student will graduate equipped with the linguistic, cognitive, and social skills necessary to become productive, responsible citizens well-prepared to engage in a dynamic, competitive global society.
California State Seal of Biliteracy
The ultimate goal for students in the AUSD DLI program is the California State Seal of Biliteracy. The SSB is a recognition conferred by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction for graduating high school students who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English.