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999 West Dundee Road
Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Phone: 847-537-8270

Superintendent: Dr. Michael Connolly

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CCSD21 is a school district comprised of 13 schools across 6 different communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

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School District 21 prides itself on its Professional Learning Community and its rich tradition of professional collaboration, high levels of professional development, and family-like atmosphere. If you see the opportunity to work with colleagues in making a difference in the lives of students and families in a truly diverse setting, School District 21 seeks your application.

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Dual Language

Dual language schools are unique because all children in the school learn in two languages. Frost Elementary and Whitman Elementary began offering dual language programming during the 2014-2015 school year by providing opportunities for all kindergarten students to study two languages during the school day. In 2015-2016 dual language instruction was added for first grade. One grade level will be added each year.

Components of our Dual Language Schools for 2015-2016:

  • Language Enrichment Lessons for all K and 1st Grade Students
  • Spanish FLES (Foreign Language in the Elementary School) for students in general education classrooms
  • ESL (English as a Second Language) for students in bilingual classrooms
  • Optional Opportunities for K-2nd Grade Students
  • Extended Day Language Enrichment (additional FLES and ESL classes before school, at lunch, after school)
  • Summer Language Enrichment (additional FLES and ESL classes during August)

 

Components of our Dual Language Schools for 2016-2017:

  • Language Enrichment Lessons in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade
  • Optional Extended Day and Summer Language Enrichment for K-3rd Grade
  • Optional Enrollment in Dual Language Classroom for Kindergarten and 1st Grade
    • Students study literacy and core content in both English and Spanish everyday
    • Classrooms are comprised of students whose home language is English and students whose home language is Spanish (as well as speakers of other languages). Each student is a language expert and a language learner.
    • Dual Language programs promote bilingualism and biliteracy, grade-level academic achievement and cross-cultural competence in all students.
    • Students maintain their native language while adding another language, and they develop pride in their own culture while developing an understanding of others.

 

Dual Language at Frost Elementary and Whitman Elementary is supported through Title I funding. Questions about Dual Language should be directed to the district’s Title I Coordinator, Noreen Segal.