Category: ESOL

duPont Middle students working in classroom

Alfred duPont named ‘School of the Year’ for its Dual Language program

April 29, 2021 – Alfred duPont Middle School es la escuela del año! English translation…Alfred duPont Middle School is the school of the year! The school’s commitment to bilingual and bicultural education is just one of the reasons why it garnered the top spot for middle schools nationwide in the Embassy of Spain’s 2021 “School […]

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Registration open for new ‘Summer Rise’ program

April 20, 2021 – Team Duval is hosting a variety of programs this summer for students in Pre-K through 12.   This includes a new program to help students prepare for the next grade level.  Open to rising first through ninth-graders, Summer Rise is a six-week summer enrichment program that provides standards-based instruction in math, reading, […]

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How to register for the 2021-22 VPK lottery

Dec. 2, 2020 – With holiday season in full swing, don’t forget that school choice season is just around the corner. Beginning Jan. 1, parents will have the opportunity to apply for their children’s school of choice. This includes Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten with Duval County Public Schools. Like last school year, applications for VPK will be online […]

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Students pay tribute to their heroes during Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest Ceremony

Students pay tribute to their heroes during Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest Ceremony

Oct. 21, 2020 – Sixteen years ago, Jose Ascencion Monteagudo-Avila moved from Mexico to the United States with his wife and son and little money. Sometimes earning less than $50 a week, Monteagudo-Avila decided to take a risk by selling his truck and using his life savings to venture into a new career…. So began […]

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Updated Back to School plans available today

Dr. Greene presents revised plan to reopen schools

Editor’s Note – On July 16, the Duval County School Board asked the district to consider some alternatives to the back to school plan, and present updates to the Board on Thursday, July 23.  (Read more about this announcement on the district’s Back to School website.) The information below from July 14 is being preserved […]

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Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy and Dual Language students honored for their mastery of world languages

May 26, 2020 — Congratulations to the Class of 2020 Seal of Biliteracy and Dual Language award recipients. In a virtual ceremony held  this month, close to 870 graduating seniors from across the district received the Seal of Biliteracy for their demonstrated mastery of multiple world languages – an all-time high for Duval County Public […]

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Many languages, one love – ESOL and Dual Language educators share how they’re serving their students

  April 23, 2020 – “What we’re really trying to do is meet the child where he or she is comfortable.” That’s the strategy among Team Duval’s many ESOL and Dual Language teachers, as they work to instruct students of different languages in our online learning environment. In this video, we’re speaking to a group […]

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