Carver Dual Language School
Fostering bilingual and bi-literate students who excel academically through creative, analytical skills.
At George Washington Carver Dual Language School all students are expected to be truly bilingual and bi-literate in both Spanish and English by the time they complete sixth grade.
Research has shown students who attend dual language schools have higher overall academic performance than those who attend a single language school. The dual language model is an effective way for students to quickly learn a second language.
Building a Foundation for Success
At Carver, students start learning Spanish on their first day of kindergarten. During kindergarten and first grades, students are immersed in Spanish throughout the course of the school day. In second grade, curriculum introduces English Language Arts standards while other classes, such as math and science, continue in Spanish.
Using the dual language model, Carver students become effectively immersed within the Spanish Throughout the course of their academic career at Carver, students will become immersed in learning Spanish in an effective format.
Opportunity for All
There are no language requirements to enroll in kindergarten or first grade. However, because instruction throughout the regular day is often provided in Spanish, students enrolling in second grade are required to take a Spanish literacy test before acceptance.
Native Spanish speaking students are welcome at Carver. Students are not required to speak fluent English to enroll. If a student in an upper grade lacks specific English skills, we will provide additional services in order to help those students be successful at Carver.
After the first grade, students must demonstrate language proficiency to enter this program.
Required documents to enroll in Kindergarten – 12th Grade:
(Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1, 2018)
- Birth Certificate
- Student's current immunization record
- Parent/guardian photo ID (Proof of guardianship, if required)
- Previous school records – transcript, behavior, attendance (grades 1st – 6th)
- Two proofs of residency (See “Acceptable Proofs of Residency” list below)
- One from each column
ACCEPTABLE PROOFS OF RESIDENCY
(one from each column)
PROOF OF RESIDENCE #1
- Valid Property Deed
- Current Real Estate Tax Receipt
- Mortgage Statement/Bill
- Signed Residential Lease Agreement
- Residency Affidavit – Must be notarized (fine at kcpublicschools.org or Office of Admissions 2901 Troost)
PROOF OF RESIDENCE #2
- Current utility bill: electric, water or gas. (Disconnect or shutoff notices will not be accepted. Bills must be within the last 30 days)
- Personal Property Tax Receipt (Past year)
- Homeowner’s/Rental Insurance Policy (Current year)
- Social Services, Social Security Statement, or Other Legal/Court Documents
- Pay stub/Paycheck (within 30 days)
- Bank statement (within 30 days)