Boulder Valley School District

Bilingualism

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The Boulder Valley School District has long valued bilingualism, understanding the benefits that it provides to both our students and the community at large.

With more than 4,000 bilingual students in the district, BVSD is one of the few school districts in Colorado to operate dual-language schools (Boulder’s University Hill Elementary, Lafayette’s Pioneer Elementary, and Boulder's Columbine Elementary) where students take classes in both English and Spanish, with a goal of completing elementary bilingual and biliterate — able to read, write and speak in both languages.

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Earning the Seal of Biliteracy can help set you apart in your college and career paths.

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We offer various instructional programs to meet the needs of our emerging bilingual students.

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One of the greatest gifts you can give your child is the gift of two (or more!) languages.

Benefits of Being Bilingual

  • Build trust and understanding across the multiple languages and cultural groups in our diverse community
  • Increased job opportunities
  • Improves chances for college admissions and scholarships
  • Build trust and understanding across the multiple languages and cultural groups in our diverse community

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The Boulder Valley School District has long valued bilingualism, understanding the benefits that it provides to both our students and the community at large. With over 4,000 bilingual students in the district, BVSD is one of the few school districts in Colorado to operate dual-language schools (Boulder’s University Hill Elementary and Lafayette’s Pioneer Elementary) where students take classes in both English and Spanish, with a goal of completing elementary bilingual and biliterate — able to read, write and speak in both languages.

Centaurus student who earned Seal of Biliteracy smiles

This month 323 graduating seniors will be awarded the prestigious Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal is for students who achieve a high level of proficiency (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) in English and another language. This year’s seniors have achieved proficiency in six different languages.