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Dual Language Academy

FDLA 2016-2017

Who is Eligible to Attend

Franklin’s Dual Language Academy?

 

Any 6th, 7th or 8th grade middle school student who:

  • has been enrolled in an elementary Spanish Dual Language Program,
  • is a Spanish speaking English Learner or
  • can show Spanish proficiency by passing the Franklin Dual Language Academy entrance assessment prior to enrollment.

 

Franklin Dual Language Academy

 

Franklin Dual Language Academy students will enjoy the benefits of a small, nurturing middle school experience right when kids need it most, but will not miss out on the benefits that a large school like Franklin has to offer.

 

FDLA is a 50/50 dual immersion model with Spanish, science, and history in the target language.

 

FDLA has 7 highly qualified middle school dual language teachers that ensure students are well cared for throughout the school day.

 

 Student Schedules by Period & Grade

Clases

1

Historia en español

Math in English

Ciencias en español

2

English

Ciencias en español

Math in English

3

Math in English

English

English

4

PE in English

PE in English

PE in English

5

Ciencias en español

Historia en español

Historia en español

6

Español 1-2

Español  1-2

Español 3

 

FDLA's Goals:

  • Language proficiency in both English & Spanish

  • Academic achievement across content areas

  • Attainment of 8th grade Biliteracy certificate

  • Attainment of Biliteracy Seal on students' high school diplomas

  • Successful preparation for Advanced Placement exams in Spanish

Dual Language programs have been proven to:

  • Increase overall academic achievement 

  • Challenge students to think more creatively & analytically

  • Improve student performance (versus monolingual students) on tasks that call for divergent thinking, pattern recognition, and problem solving​​​​​​

After school clubs:

  • Cheer  
  • Robotics
  • Student Government
  • UCLA Blue & Gold Scholars Program
  • Students Run LA
  • Hip-Hop Dance

Lunch time clubs:

  • Art
  • Folklórico
  • Chess 
  • Photography

​​​​Safety:

Middle-school students have

  • a uniform that clearly distinguishes them from our high school students,
  • their own separate entrance on Ave 56 with a pedestrian gate and a school administrator present to welcome them each morning and send them home each day,
  • their own campus in the upper section of the school site, separate from high school classrooms, and 
  • a separate lunch area as well as their own gym and changing areas.

For More Information Contact

 

Regina Marquez-Martinez, Franklin Principal

(323) 550-2000

rmarq3@lausd.net

 

Rebecca Roe, FDLA Coordinator

(323) 550-2000

rebecca.roe@lausd.net

 

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