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1401 W. Valencia Dr.,   Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone: (714) 447-7400 Fax: (714) 447-7414

Dual Language Academy (DLA)

Upcoming Dual Language Informational Meetings for the
2022- 2023 School Year
The mission of Fullerton School District’s Dual Language Academy
is for all students to reach high levels of academic achievement, develop biliteracy and bilingualism, and cultivate cross-cultural competencies needed to succeed in a multicultural society and global economy.
  • Develop bilingualism and biliteracy in two languages
  • Cultivate cultural awareness
  • Reach high levels of academic achievement
  • High academic achievement in all core subjects in both languages
  • Metacognitive flexibility
  • Linguistic and cultural backgrounds viewed as a resource
  • Develops bilingualism and biliteracy
  • Positive cross-cultural attitudes
  • Narrows the achievement/opportunity gap
  • English Language Proficiency – English and Spanish speakers benefit equally from instruction in both languages
  • Bilingualism – 90:10 model develops higher levels of bilingual proficiency
  • Spanish Language Proficiency more likely to occur in a 90:10 model
  • All students become proficient in both languages
  • 90/10 Model
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Spanish Language Arts Standards
  • 90% – Spanish
    • Language Arts/Reading
    • Math
    • Social Studies
    • Science
  • 10% – English – Language Arts instruction
  • Equal numbers of English Language Learners and English Proficient Students
  • Equal numbers of boys and girls
TK, Kindergarten & First Grade 90/10
Second Grade 80/20
Third Grade 70/30
Fourth- Eighth Grade 50/50



California Department of Education- Two Way Language Immersion FAQ

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition

Multilingual Children’s Association

Intercultural Development Research Association

  • Thank you for completing the Intent to Register form for the Fullerton School District Dual Language Academy.
  • This is not a registration form but allows the District to anticipate registration needs for placement in the Dual Language Program for the 2022-2023 school year.  Please complete and return by February 11, 2022, to the District Office located at 1401 West Valencia Drive, Fullerton, CA 92833  – Attention: Nadia Williams.
  • Registration to the program requires a Kindergarten through Eighth-grade commitment to the program, with the exception of extenuating circumstances.
  • Please check the District website for periodic updates and information regarding the Dual Language Academy.

For additional information about the program, please contact Nadia Williams, Program Specialist, Educational Services at 714-447-7416 or email fullerton_dla@myfsd.org