Elementary and Middle School
Self Contained Bilingual
This program will provide for the continuous increase of the use of English and corresponding decrease in the use of the native language for the purpose of instruction within each year and from year to year.
Bilingual Native Language Support
This program addresses the needs of students identified as an EL student. This program services both the Spanish speaking bilingual students as well as students meeting the new arrival criteria as outlined in the appendix of this manual. Once in the program, students will be seen by both a bilingual teacher as well as a TESOL teacher.
Middle School Bilingual Content Area Courses
Turn of River Middle School
All students in the transitional bilingual program receive the same curriculum that all students in Stamford Public Schools receive. This curriculum may be delivered or supported in the native language of eligible students (Spanish). The content area courses that are taught by bilingual certified teachers are Language Arts, Math, Social studies and Science. Students also participate in electives.
High School Bilingual Content Area Courses
Stamford High School (Haitian-Creole)
Westhill High School (Spanish)
The curriculum for bilingual health, bilingual math, bilingual science and bilingual social studies courses mirrors the course study in the regular education program with instruction delivered in the native language and English. ESL support is provided through courses at three different levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.