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Dual Language Programs at Jeffco

The Dual Language programs across Jeffco Public Schools provide a unique opportunity that brings together Spanish and English speaking students in an effort to develop full bilingualism in both groups. All students have the opportunity to learn a second language without compromising their first language and optimal enrollment time for students is between preschool and first grade.

Jeffco offers one-way and two-way Dual Language programs

One-Way Dual Language Program

Our one-way program is intended for Spanish speakers to continue developing and building on their language while learning English.


two-way dual language program

Our two-way program is designed for two groups of students, each with different native languages of English and Spanish, to learn together in a systematic way so that both groups become bilingual and biliterate in both languages.

Benefits of a Dual Language program for your student

  • Develops children who will be more competitive in the global economy and more collaborative in our multicultural society
  • Takes advantage of the optimal window of learning a second language during the primary years
  • Helps students achieve at high academic levels across all content areas in both English and Spanish
  • Develops high levels of linguistic proficiency in English and Spanish, and uses what they have learned in both languages to succeed academically and socially
  • Supports families with a cultural, ethnic or multilingual heritage
  • Produces critical thinkers and problem solvers who can use a communication-rich approach to succeed in the information age
  • Nurtures understanding and cooperation of the different cultures living side by side in Jefferson County
  • Gives students an edge in high school, college and the workplace

Schools with Spanish-English Dual Language programs

*Denotes two-way Dual Language program

Enroll Now

Enroll your student in a Dual Language program for the 2023-24 school year by completing the enrollment process through EnrollJeffco between December 6, 2022–January 13, 2023.

To learn more about the schools that offer a Dual Language program, visit SchoolFinder and search by program using the "Search for Schools That May Be A Good Fit for My Child" option.

Contact Us

For more information about Jeffco's ESL and Dual Language programs, please call 303-982-6644 or reach out to one of the individuals below:

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