After a successful first year, South Country School District is proud to
announce the continuation of its Dual Language Enrichment Program at
Brookhaven Elementary School. The popular program features an
enrichment model of bilingual education that uses two languages for the
purpose of instruction. Classes are held at Brookhaven Elementary
School and are composed of half native Spanish speakers and half native
English speakers, with instruction in both Spanish and English. The
program incorporates the required academic standards established by the
State of New York and is set to continue throughout the elementary
Assistant Principal, Dr. Rebecca Raymond, explained the goal of the
program is to enable students to become bilingual and proficient in both
languages and use those tools to make positive contributions to their
community. The students develop mutual respect and appreciation for
both their own and other languages and cultures, and attain academic
achievement at or above grade level in all content areas.
Students are selected by parent commitment and through a lottery.
Students who are unable to enroll in the Dual Language Enrichment
Program in kindergarten are kept on a wait list and may be able to join
the program in first grade if spaces become available. The Dual
Language program supports the district's vision to be academically
prepared to succeed in college, career, life, and the global economy.
Click here for more information about the program.