Rogers Junior High will launch a Spanish language content pathway in the 2020-2021 school year as part of the Tulsa Public Schools dual language program expansion.
“We know that student access to multilingual education correlates with higher academic achievement and expanded college and career opportunities,” said Superintendent Deborah A. Gist. “We also know that Tulsa families want dual language learning opportunities for their children, so we’re excited to expand our programs to meet that need.”
The program, which will begin with students entering 6th and 7th grade next year, will give Spanish-speaking students the opportunity to take two core subjects in Spanish and two in English. The plan is to have science and social studies taught in Spanish and math and ELA taught in English.
Principal Nicolette Dennis hopes this will set students up for success in Spanish AP classes once they get to high school and give them a chance to earn college credit. She said it may even give students the opportunity to learn a third language before they graduate.
For more information on the the district’s dual language programming, click here.