Boulder Valley School District

Dual Language Programming

BVSD views students’ languages and cultures as a resource. We recognize the importance of bilingualism and biculturalism and strive to ensure we have Spanish/English dual language programming options across our district to sharpen students' academic skills in both languages.

dual language learner

In alignment with our district vision, mission, and Strategic Plan, BVSD is committed to strengthening and expanding our dual language pathways so that students have the opportunity to achieve high levels of bilingualism and biliteracy, academic achievement, and sociocultural competence as they work toward graduation and college and career readiness.

Your Guide to Bilingual Programming in BVSD

Su guía a la educación bilingüe en el BVSD

The Boulder Valley School District believes:

  • The multilingual identities of our students are a valued asset. 
  • Proficiency in multiple languages supports a student’s cognitive development, understanding of diverse cultures, and economic opportunities.
  • A Seal of Biliteracy certification allows universities to give students credit and recognition for being bilingual.
  • Multilingual skills build trust and understanding in our diverse community.
  • There is high demand for employees to be fluent in more than one language in Colorado and throughout the world.
  • Being multilingual is critical in enabling citizens of our city and state to participate effectively in a global political, social, and economic context.