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Dual Language Immersion Program

Spanish Dual Immersion Program                                

Students in Oregon City have the unique opportunity to participate in a Spanish Dual Language Program. Classes are comprised of about half English Speakers and half Spanish speakers; students receive content instruction in both languages.  Our program combines academic rigor with scaffolded language support and creates conditions for all students to thrive in both English and Spanish.  Students are able to learn a second language in a similar manner to the way that they have learned their first one.  In addition to the ability to understand and speak more than one language, research shows that students who are bilingual gain additional cognitive, academic and employment benefits, as well.

Our schools have a warm and inclusive atmosphere where all students are welcome and celebrated for their unique backgrounds and abilities.  Special family events occur throughout the year.  We are proud to showcase our instruction in science and technology and our partnership with SchoolYard Farms.

Oregon City’s Spanish Dual Language Program is available for all students entering Kindergarten through 2nd Grade.  Transportation is provided for students that live within the Oregon City School District boundary to Jennings Lodge (K-2), Candy Lane (3-5), and Gardiner Middle School (6-8) to participate in the program.  

All students must apply to the Spanish Dual Language Program; applications are available in each school office or on the school website at www.jennings-candyschool.org.  If you are outside the district, you must also apply for open enrollment by April 1st at http://ocsd62.org.  

Questions?  We would love to speak with you more about the benefits of Bilingual Education and answer any questions that you may have about our program.  Please contact the office at either Jennings Lodge Elementary or Candy Lane Elementary and we will connect you with someone that can provide you with more information!  You can also find more information on our website: www.jennings-candyschool.org