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Dual Language Program

about the program

In its strategic goals, Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) promotes the preparation of students for full participation and success in a global society that is multilingual and multicultural.

The OUSD multi-site Two-Way Bilingual Immersion program nurtures a vibrant K-12 learning community in which students from diverse backgrounds speak, read and write in Spanish and participate in multicultural studies and experiences as part of their education. Highly qualified teachers use a curriculum based on state standards.

Students enter the program in Kindergarten and can continue through 8th grade. Students acquire biliteracy, exemplifying language and academic proficiency in both English and Spanish. In high school, students will have opportunities to expand their skills or learn a third language. At graduation, students can earn the State Seal of Biliteracy on their HS diploma.

information meetings

Meetings #1-3 will be held at Reynolds Elementary 4575 Douglas Dr. Oceanside 92057:

#1 Jan. 30, 2020 6 - 7 PM

#2 Feb. 3, 2020 6 - 7 PM

#3 March 11, 2020 6 - 7 PM 

CANCELED * Meeting #4 March 26, 2020 6 - 7 PM at Mission Elementary

Meeting #5 "Kinderfest"

May 9, 2020 9am-12pm at Mission Elementary 

2100 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058 

classroom visits

Classroom visits will be held at Reynolds Elementary after you have attended an information meeting.

#1 Feb. 5, 2020 8:45 - 9:30 AM

#2 Feb. 11, 2020 8:45 - 9:30 AM

#3 Mar. 3, 2020 8:45 - 9:30 AM

CANCELED * #4 Mar. 16 8:45 - 9:15 AM

I am interested!

If you would like your student to be part of this program, please fill out these questions. An OUSD staff member will get in touch with you about the next steps for enrollment.

Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Interest List form

Si quiere que su estudiante sea parte de este programa, conteste las preguntas en el enlace. El personal se pondrá en contacto con usted para hablar de los pasos para la matriculación.

Lista de Interés en el Programa Bilingüe

TWBI Master Plan

OUSD´s Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Master Plan guides the development of the program and a K-12 pathway that affords students the opportunity to develop literacy in two languages.

As with any other District program, actions taken through the implementation of this plan that have significant fiscal impact on the general fund shall be considered by the Board of Directors and the Superintendent for development and approval.


two-way immersion

The program includes fairly equal numbers of two groups of students: native English speakers and English language learners (native speakers of another language, such as Spanish). Two-way immersion is a unique kind of language education because it involves two languages in two ways: Two languages are used for instruction, and two groups of students are involved. The programs are integrated.

90/10 immersion model k-5

Kinder and 1st grade: 90% of instruction is in Spanish, 10% of instruction is in English

2nd grade: 80% in Spanish, 20% in English

3rd grade: 70% in Spanish, 30% in English

4th grade: 60% in Spanish, 40% in English

5th grade: 50% in Spanish, 50% in English

"Well-implemented two-way immersion programs are among the most impressive forms of education available in the United States."

The Education Alliance, Brown University

Center for Applied Linguistics