Dual Language Enrichment

Special Announcement for 2019–2020 
Anuncio Especial para 2019–2020

The Dual Language application for 2019–20 incoming Kindergarten students will be available in January 2019.


 Dual Language Parent Collaboration Nights

For Families of Students Currently Enrolled in the Dual Language Program

Tuesday, Oct. 11 | 6:30–8 p.m.
Reed Elementary School

Thursday, Nov. 29 | 6:30–8 p.m.
Whitestone Elementary School

Thursday, Jan. 17 | 6:30–8 p.m.
Knowles Elementary School

Thursday, April 25 | 6:30–8 p.m.
Bagdad Elementary School



Leander ISD has adopted the Dual Language Enrichment model for all bilingual classrooms. The goal of bilingual education under this model is to produce bilingual, bi-literate, and bi-cultural individuals across all content areas by 5th grade. The model places great emphasis on challenging all students regardless of language background with high expectations to learn subject matter.

There are two approaches under the Dual Language Enrichment model:

  • One-Way Dual Language supports "one language" groups of students to become bilingual, bi-cultural, and bi-literate. For example, students whose primary language is Spanish would learn in English and Spanish. Since 2009, LISD has been implementing this approach for students whose primary language is Spanish and who are not yet proficient in English upon entering school.

  • Two-Way Dual Language supports "two language" groups of students to become bilingual, bi-cultural, and bi-literate. For example, both Spanish-speaking and English-speaking students would learn in both languages.

*** Transportation will only be provided if a student qualifies for bilingual services, attends their zoned bilingual campus, and requires transportation.

Bagdad Elementary Two-Way DLE Kínder (1st-5th will remain One-Way for 2018-19)
Bagdad Elementary serves students zoned for
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Plain
  • Parkside
  • Bagdad

Knowles Elementary Two-Way DLE Kínder (1st-5th will remain One-Way for 2018-19)

Knowles Elementary serves students zoned for
  • Giddens
  • Block House Creek
  • Knowles
Whitestone Elementary Two-Way DLE Kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd (4th-5th will remain One-Way for 2018-19)
Whitestone Elementary serves students zoned for
  • Akin 
  • Camacho
  • Winkley
  • Whitestone
Reed Elementary: Two-Way DLE Kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th (5th will remain One-Way for 2018-19)
Reed Elementary serves students zoned for
  • Faubion
  • Cypress
  • Mason
  • Steiner Ranch
  • Naumann
  • Cox
  • Bush
  • Deer Creek
  • Rutledge
  • River Place
  • Grandview Hills
  • Reagan
  • Reed
  • River Ridge
  • Westside