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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



Historia en español

Math in English

Ciencias en español



Ciencias en español

Math in English


Math in English




PE in English

PE in English

PE in English


Ciencias en español

Historia en español

Historia en español


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


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


Rebecca Roe, FDLA Coordinator

(323) 550-2000


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