Dual Language Immersion
  • About Ridgeview's Dual Language Program

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      Mission:

      The mission of the RCMS Dual Language program is to prepare students to be critical thinkers and productive citizens through the acquisition of literacy and cultural skills necessary to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, expanding their world view and college and career opportunities. 

      Dual language education programs present academic instruction in two languages.  Social and academic learning occurs in an environment that values the language and culture of all students and sets high standards for academic success in Spanish and English.  The dual language model creates a bilingual environment which allows students to acquire a second language while developing and expanding their native language.

       Program Goals:

      • Develop high levels of proficiency in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing in both Spanish and English.
      • Help students meet or exceed grade level academic performance on state standards in Spanish and English.
      • Take advantage of the optimal window of learning a second language during the primary years.
      • Develop bilingualism, bi-literacy, and biculturalism.

       Benefits:

      There are many benefits to participating in a Dual Language Immersion Program. In addition to advanced cognitive skills that last a lifetime and greater employment opportunities, studies show that bilingual people are more able to resolve conflict and tolerate differences in others.  Students who are bilingual also show greater creativity in solving math problems and utilize a broader vocabulary. 

      Contact: 

      Dr. Marangely Pérez

      World Language Department Chair

      Ridgeview Charter Middle School | Fulton County Schools
      5340 South Trimble Road | Sandy Springs, GA 30342
      470-254-7710 ph. | 470-254-3292 fax
      perezm3@fultonschools.org  | www.fultonschools.org