Dual Immersion Academy (DIA) is an accredited, tuition-free, public charter school providing bilingual education to students from preschool to 8th grade. DIA is located in the Glendale area, in the heart of Salt Lake City. Our mission is to create bilingual, biliterate scholars who understand the richness of living in a multi-cultural world. Students work with our world class educators in our target language (Spanish) while continuing to build a solid foundation in English. Our teachers come from Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and the United States.
We are dedicated to providing an academically rigorous curriculum in a supportive, nurturing environment; to preparing students to become Spanish-English bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural while developing the tools to be successful in higher education, the workforce and in life.
Our vision is to create bilingual, biliterate scholars who understand the richness of living in a multi-cultural world.
Beginning in kindergarten, students are instructed 90% of their time in Spanish and 10% in English. As they continue to move through each grade, the amount of Spanish decreases as English increases, until there is a 50:50 balance.
When achievement is measured in Spanish immersion, students in 90:10 programs tend to score higher than students in 50:50 programs. Thus, more instructional time spent in Spanish positively affects achievement in Spanish and has no negative effect on achievement measured in English