HCISD implements the state mandated Transitional Bilingual Education Program as per Chapter §89.1210 of the Texas Education Code. The Transitional Bilingual Education Model is a full-time program of transitional instruction. The amount of instruction in each language (primary and English) shall be commensurate with students’ linguistic and academic proficiency in both languages. Coordination, collaboration, and articulation among all campus/district staff concerning the education of ELL students will ensure…
- consistent implementation of the bilingual education/ESL program thereby gaining the understanding and active support of all segments of the community;
- opportunities to develop students’ confidence, self-assurance, and positive identity with their cultural heritage and the history of the United States;
- opportunities for all personnel involved in the planning, development, and delivery of services to ELL to be trained so that they have the knowledge that will enable them to offer the appropriate instruction and support; and
- opportunities for all ELL parents to be involved in the educational development of their children and included in decision making processes affecting their children’s education so that all HCISD ELL students meet increasing state and national standards, graduate from high school under the Recommended or Distinguished state plans, select college or postsecondary educational advancement, and pursue lifetime work opportunities in a socially responsible manner.
“Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, disability, or any other legally protected status in employment or provision of services, programs, or activities.”