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: