TRANSITIONAL BILINGUAL EDUCATION (TBE)
The goals of the TBE program are to ensure that students 1) meet grade level content and performance standards; 2) become fully proficient in English, including listening, speaking, reading and writing; 3) successfully move to ELM program. Students may participate in the program up to 3rd grade. Student initially receive instruction in Spanish, with decreasing amounts of primary language instruction each year, while the amount of instruction in English increases until students receive all English instruction by the second half of second grade. Primary language support takes place, as needed, throughout the program. This program is only available by parent choice for students currently in the program in grade 1st – 3rd. This program is being phased out and will be replaced completely by the DLI program over the next three years.