Welcome to the Southwest Schools Multilingual Department web page. Southwest schools is committed to providing the best bilingual and ESL education for your child. Southwest Schools has moved to an Early Exit Model. This new model of educating our students will provide students in our bilingual classrooms more opportunities to learn English while still maintaining their native language of Spanish. Southwest Schools offers both Bilingual and ESL programs at the elementary campuses and offers ESL at the middle schools and high schools.

Bienvenidos a la página del departamento de multilingüe. El distrito Southwest está comprometido para proveer la mejor educación bilingüe e inglés como segundo lenguaje para su hijo(a). El distrito Southwest cambio a un modelo de transición de salida temprana. Con este nuevo modelo, proveeremos a sus hijos en la clase bilingüe con mayores oportunidades de aprender inglés al mismo tiempo que mantienen su lengua materna de español. El distrito Southwest ofrece programas bilingües e inglés como segundo lenguaje en las primarias y ofrece programas de inglés como segundo lenguaje en las secundarias y las preparatorias.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bilingual and ESL Programs is to provide research based educational guidance and support to every campus and student in order to empower all students to achieve academic excellence as they learn English.

Program Goals

Early Exit Bilingual Program

  • English learners utilize their primary language as a resource while acquiring full proficiency in English to participate equitably in school.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • English learners will attain full proficiency in English in order to participate equitably in school.

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Dr. Hilda Arnold

Multilingual Director

713-784-6345 ext. 47