Two-Way Dual Language Immersion Program
Two-Way Dual Language Immersion programs promote academic excellence through multicultural education with a mission for students to gradually become bilingual, biliterate, and socioculturally competent in two languages. With a high multilingual student and family population, Gaithersburg Elementary prioritizes student achievement through dual language education in English and Spanish. This form of instruction helps students learn literacy and content in both languages.
Supporting Students with Linkages to Learning
Bringing together community organizations, government agencies, and local businesses, Linkages to Learning creates a network of support for historically underserved students and families. Support services include providing access to academic support, social services, and the School Based Health Center.
Liliana Mejia, a local parent that has advocated for the Linkages to Learning program, has played a crucial role in encouraging families and students to connect with these services and resources.
“I’ve been working with Linkages to Learning and connecting other parents to the program, so they can get the things they need…The school staff supports me, answers my questions, and helps me feel comfortable.”
– Liliana Mejia, Parent