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  1. 2012-2013 El Paso High School Dual Language MagnetAcademic Curriculum

  2. EPHS and Connecting Worlds Mundos Unidos • Established as an extension of the Mesita /Wiggs Connecting Worlds Mundos Unidos program • Only GT students were eligible • Main area of focus has always been dual language math and science • Has been in existence since 2003 • Graduated first cohort in 2007

  3. Since then… • GT and Non-GT are now eligible to apply • A Dual Language Coordinator was hired (shared between EPHS and WMS) • Added dual language math and science sections • Added GT Independent study and internship • Currently has 124 students • Will graduate 25 seniors this year

  4. Since October… • New Board member asked if the program could be revamped • Interim Principal Baca began researching • Meeting with Assistant Superintendent • Gave us permission to think outside the current curriculum • Committed support, resources • New curriculum was presented to the Interim Superintendent’s Cabinet for approval in December • New curriculum was approved

  5. For next year… • 11 new dual language courses have been added to the curriculum and are under development • 6 will begin 2012-2013 • 4 year curriculum • New courses are designed to compliment existing DL courses • New courses address the need for “up-keep” of secondary language • Dual Language core courses are of a social sciences/humanities type nature

  6. 2012-2013 EPHS DL Requirements • Students are required to take a set of dual language core courses • Students must earn at least 5 credits of Spanish • Students must be enrolled in at least 2 dual language courses each year • Students must earn at least 7 dual language credits for dual language graduation recognition

  7. Current Dual Language Course Offerings • Dual language Pre-AP Geometry • Dual Language Algebra II • Dual Language Pre-AP Biology • Dual Language Pre-AP Chemistry • AP Spanish Language IV • AP Spanish Literature V • GT Independent Study or Problems and Solutions • Internship • Center for Career and Technology (CCTE)

  8. 2012-2013 New Dual Language Course Offerings: • Required Dual Language Core: • Dual Language Concepts E/T • Dual Language Oratory and Address • Dual Language Speech/ Leadership* • Dual Language Creative Writing/Literary Genres • Dual Language Cultural and Linguistic Topics

  9. Dual Language Courses Under Development • To begin 2013-2014: • Dual Language Debate I and II • Special Topics: Foreign Policy • Foreign Service & Diplomacy • Leadership* • Under Consideration: • Consumer Sciences elective • Translation Class • Foclórico or Flamenco

  10. Dual Language Pathways • Students will register for courses based on 1 of 4 academic “Pathways” • Students are placed on pathways based on the following criteria: • Academic literacy skill of secondary language • Prior Dual Language experience • CCRP interests

  11. Dual Language Pathways • Green Path: • Beginner to “conversational” levels Spanish literacy skills • No prior dual language program experience • Must earn at least 5 Spanish credits • Can be upgraded to any of the other 3 pathways with an AP Spanish Language exam score of 3 or better

  12. Green Path(Dual language courses in Red)

  13. Dual Language Pathways • Blue Path: • Advanced levels of Spanish Literacy skills • Have prior dual language program experience • Must earn 5 credits of Spanish • Can earn up to three credits of a 2nd foreign language

  14. Blue Path(Dual language courses in Red)

  15. Dual Language Pathways • Orange Path (internship) • Intermediate to advanced Spanish Literacy skills • Must earn 5 Spanish Credits • Must complete 5 dual language courses by end of 2nd year to be eligible for internship • Internship year 4

  16. Orange Path(Dual language courses in Red)

  17. Dual Language Pathways • Black Path (CCTE): • Intermediated to advanced Spanish Literacy skills • Must earn 5 Spanish credits • Must complete 5 dual language courses by end of 2nd year to be eligible for internship • CCTE courses years 3 and 4 in the following areas of concentration: • Health Sciences • Computer Sciences • Architecture and Engineering Design • Administrative Law

  18. Black Path (Dual language courses in Red)

  19. Implementation • Class of 2012 and 2013: (current Seniors and Juniors) • will be grandfathered in to current curriculum • Class of 2014 and 2015 (current Sophomores and Freshmen) • Will be given credit for any dual language courses taken • Students will choose a pathway and register for appropriate courses • Class of 2016 • Will be assessed and placed on a pathway prior to the start of the new school year

  20. Implementation cont. • This is a “live” curriculum • DL curriculum committee will meet regularly to monitor progress: make appropriate changes if necessary • DL faculty will meet regularly to: • Coordinate efforts in aligning and implementing new curriculum • Revise pathways if necessary • Revise probation policy if necessary • Re-assess/revise admissions process for 2012-2013 and beyond

  21. Why choose EPHS DL? • A complete comprehensive 4-year program • Social Sciences in nature, Humanities based • One of the most academically rigorous magnet programs • Alternative to Silva, Chapin, and Austin Magnets: “best of both worlds” • Includes academic options that tie in directly to future college and career aspirations • Other magnet programs are career specific; we are skill specific • Bilingual skill set translates to any career • Currently the no.1 skill set sought in the medical and pharmaceutical industries (careerbuilder.com) • Spanish is the 2nd most spoken language in the U.S. and on earth

  22. How do I apply? • Fill out an application • Additional required documents: • Letter of recommendation • Final 8th grade transcript • Copy of a utility bill • Turn it in ASAP: space is limited • Application deadline: April 20, 2012 • Don’t wait!

  23. For more information: www.ephsduallanguage.weebly.com