3 Students

FLAG Spanish

FLAG Spanish is a 90/10 model, meaning that, initially, 90% of instruction is in the non-English language. The percentage of English instruction increases annually until 50% of the day is in English and 50% in the non-English language. Throughout elementary school, the percentage never drops below 50% in the non-English language. Initial content and literacy instruction take place in the non-English language. As students progress to upper elementary, content is divided between English and the target language. Formal English literacy instruction generally begins in third grade, although students are exposed to English beginning in kindergarten. The FLAG Spanish Middle School program is designed for those students continuing on from FLAG Spanish or dual immersion elementary programs and consists of a Spanish Language Arts & Literature course and one content area subject taught in Spanish.

Schools offering FLAG Spanish:

Thomas Edison Advanced Technology Magnet and
Spanish FLAG

435 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale, CA 91204

  • Application required
  • 90/10 Spanish Dual Immersion
  • Kindergarten - 6th grade Elementary School

    Contact: Wendy Rios
    Phone: (818) 241-1807
    WRios@gusd.net

Benjamin Franklin Magnet International Foreign Language Academy of Glendale (IFLAG)
1610 Lake Street, Glendale, CA 91201

  • Application required
  • 90/10 Spanish Dual Immersion
  • Kindergarten - 6th grade Elementary School

    Contact: Ana Jones
    Phone: (818)-243-1809
    AJones@gusd.net

John Muir Elementary
FLAG Spanish

912 S. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale, CA 91205

  • Application required
  • 90/10 Spanish Dual Immersion
  • Kindergarten - 6th grade Elementary School

    Contact: Patty Anderson
    Phone: (818)-241-4848
    PAnderson@gusd.net

 

 

What are FLAG Programs?

The Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) offers seven elementary dual language programs, whose goal is that all participating children will be bilingual and biliterate at the end of elementary school. All FLAG programs strive to have a balance of native speakers of the target language and English speakers in order to provide the best language learning environment