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Lehigh Valley Dual Language Charter School

Mission Statement

The teachers will be extensively trained in dual language instruction. The students will benefit from their teachers’ use of cutting edge instructional strategies such as Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA) and Sheltered Instruction Operational Protocol (SIOP). Effective, meaningful Spanish language instruction in the content areas will be provided for native English speakers. The goal is bilingualism/biculturalism for all students. When students complete their K-8 education at the LVDLCS, they will have many advantages over students from other schools. They will have valuable 21st century skills, achievement in bilingualism/biculturalism, and experience in how they can positively affect local community and global relationships. The thematic focus is on dual language acquisition and academic achievement. The school will implement a rigorous curriculum that will share the high expectations of the mainstream Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) program. Students will be placed in heterogeneous language groups to learn content materials in both English and Spanish. They will acquire the critical skills and information for each subject area as defined in the PA State Academic Standards.

Grades Served

K5-8

CEO

Dr. Emily Cortes-Torrado

Year Opened

2010

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551 Thomas St.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone: (610) 419 3120
Fax: (610) 419 3968

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630 Freedom Business Ctr. Drive, 3rd Floor Suite, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: 484-356-0191  /  Fax: 484-356-0190  /  Email: info@PaCharters.org