Elementary Programs

Hmong Dual Language

A Hmong dual language program, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation is offered at Jackson Elementary and Phalen Lake Hmong Studies. The goal of the Hmong Dual Language Program is to foster the development of students who are bilingual and biliterate. Students in the Hmong Dual Language Program are expected to work towards the same grade level content standards as their grade level peers in the non-Hmong Dual Language classrooms. Students are taught academic content in Hmong while also learning to read and write in English. Students in this program spend the majority of their school day reading, writing, and thinking in Hmong as their instruction involves learning through and using the Hmong language. The Hmong Dual Language Program strives for excellence in curriculum, instruction, and most of all, in student learning.  


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