Mrs. Wheeler & Mrs. Johnson Kindergarten Dual Language Academy Desert Horizon Elementary

A child who grows up with more than one language has a built-in sense of tolerance and an innate open heart.

Welcome to our Dual Language Academy page!

¡Bienvenidos a nuestra pagina para Academia de Lenguaje Dual!

In our Dual Language Academy our students learn to read, write, use their listening & speaking skills ...and so much more!
We are readers!
We strengthen our fine motor skills as we practice our literacy skills.
We use our speaking and listening skills in our Dramatic Play as we also practice our social and emotional skills.
We are architects and engineers! In our block center we learn how to problem solve and collaborate.
We are writers and publishers!
We are story tellers!
We are scientist! In our science center we can investigate, observe, and experiment as we discover and learn about our world!

!En nuestro programa de Leguaje Dual los estudiantes aprendedn a leer, escribir, usar sus estrategias de escuchar y hablar ... y tantas cosas mas!

Mission Statement:

The mission of Desert Horizon's Dual Language Academy is to support all students to reach high levels of academic achievement and bi-literacy, in a safe and engaging learning environment, that values multiculturalism while preparing students to be college and career ready in an increasingly competitive 21st-century global economy.

Dual Language Academy Goals:

  • Develop high levels of listening, oral, reading, and writing proficiency in both Spanish and English.
  • Achieve academic excellence in all subject areas.
  • Develop positive cultural understandings and appreciate the traditions and values of various cultures in our society and around the world to equip students with the skills that will enable them to function in a language other than their own


  • Aligns to Arizona state standards.
  • Provides literacy Instruction in Dual Language Model in both English and Español.
  • Promotes bilingual, bi-literate, and multicultural competencies for all students.
  • Supports children's social and emotional development by creating an inclusive classroom community, promoting children's relationships with teachers and peers.
  • Provides daily opportunities and support for children to engage in small group learning.
  • Uses integrated thematic units and technology in all grades.
Our Dual Language Academy creates opportunities for parental involvement and collaboration!
We are an AVID school!

AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skill.

We used recycled water bottles to create a hanging kinder-garden. Nuestro jardin vertical, echo con botellas recicladas
When students are exposed to a whole new culture, they gain appreciation for new things and people.

Look what we can do! ¡Mira lo que podemos hacer!

Soy bilingüe… ¿Y tú?
Bilingual Brains are "Bee"-autiful!

Thank you! ~ ¡Gracias!

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