Forney ISD Dual Language Academy

  • JUNE UPDATE: FORNEY ISD KINDERGARTEN TWO-WAY DUAL LANGUAGE ENGLISH TESTING
    Testing for all Native English Speakers Kindergarten applicants who were scheduled to test in March will take place on June 15, 16, and 17. Registered parents will receive an email to schedule an appointment on those dates.This testing is only for students entering Kindergarten in Fall 2020 

    Forney ISD Two-Way Dual Language Academy Goals

    • Bilingualism: High levels of proficiency in English and Spanish
    • Biliteracy: High levels of academic proficiency in English and Spanish
    • Multiculturalism: Understanding of different cultures and development of high self esteem

    Forney ISD Two-Way Dual Language Enrichment Academy provides the following:

    • Students are taught in English and Spanish using a dual language enrichment model.
    • Students are instructed in heterogeneous instructional groups using bilingual pairs and bilingual groups mixed by language and content ability.
    • The academy provides  full closure of any academic achievement gap.
    • Native English Speakers entering Kindergartenwill have the opportunity to apply for the Dual Language academy.  Students applying for the dual language program must be 5 years of age on or before September 1. Parents of students applying are required to attend one of the informational meetings during winter. Student must score “Proficient” (Fluent English Speaker) on the English language assessment to be eligible to participate in the academy. However, due to space limitations, not all eligible students will be admitted into the Dual Language Academy.
    • Native English Speakers who are transferring from another dual language programoutside of the district will be considered for placement in the academy if space is available.

    Advantages of the Dual Language Academy

    • Students become bilingual, biliterate, and multicultural.
    • Two-Way Dual Language students have a strong long-term academic achievement.
    • Students learn academic/cognitive skills on grade level while acquiring a second language.
    • Students are instructed through a high-expectations  enrichment model.
    • Students will develop a marketable skill that will provide economic advantages in the future.

    Department Responsibilities

    • One-way Dual Language (PreK) & Two-Way Dual Language (K-6)
    • English as a Second Language (PreK-12)
    • Migrant Program (PreK-12)

    Department Contacts:

    Enrique Jolay
    Director of Bilingual/ESL/Migrant Services
    469-762-4100 ext. 10304- Office

    Dina Hernandez
    Secretary for Director of Bilingual/ESL/Migrant Services
    469-762-4100 ext. 10304- Office

    Lorena Luedecke
    English Learner Specialist

    Tammy Cline
    English Learner Specialist