Dual Language Spanish Immersion Program
The mission of West Des Moines Community School District’s Dual Language Program is to deliver a strong, standards-based curriculum, which promotes high academic achievement in both English and Spanish in an environment that embraces diversity and strives for excellence. We believe that all students come to school with a set of unique experiences and skills that when shared with others, enrich the social, cultural, and educational environments of the classroom and school. It is our mission to teach our students the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to become productive and responsible citizens.
About half of the students come from Spanish backgrounds and half from English and other language backgrounds. Students spend half their day learning content in Spanish and half their day learning in English.