2020-2021 Dual Language Program at Akins

Akins High School’s Dual Language Program

2021-2022

 

Akins is in its second year of its Dual Language Program.  Students in the DL Program come from any of the 7 academies at Akins Early College High School.   The purpose of this program is to offer non-native & native Spanish speaking students opportunities to learn the course subject in the academic Spanish language.   For example, in the DL World Geography course, students would learn vocabulary, continents, countries & cultures all in Spanish.  In a DL geometry class, students would learn all the mathematic terms/vocabulary in Spanish. (Click on the right side link in order to learn more information about Austin ISD's DL language program K-12.)

 

Students enrolled in Dual Language in high school can receive the AISD Biliteracy Seal if they take 2 dual language courses per year and successfully complete their English Language Requirements.  

 

Spanish Language (Spanish for Spanish Speakers DL):

  • Mrs. Beatriz Valle-Moreno teaches a Spanish Language course called Pre-AP Spanish 5 for all 9th grade DL students.
  • Mrs. Eliah Erazo teaches Spanish Language course called Spanish Language: Latin American Studies in 10th Grade.
  • Ms. Brooke Maudlin teaches Latin American Film Studies for 11th grade DL students.
 

Dual Language Core Content Courses Taught in Spanish:

  • Ms. Stephanie Hernandez teaches DL World Geography in 9th Grade.
  • Ms. Yesenia Cardoza teaches DL Geometry in 9th and/or 10th grade
  • Mr. Eduardo Cen teaches DL Chemistry in 11th grade.
 

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

 

DL World Geography PAP

 

DL Geometry

 

DL Chemistry

DL Senior Capstone Course

 

DL Spanish V

 

DL Latin American Studies

DL Film- Cine Las Americas

AP Spanish LIterature

 
Below is an image of what the Dual Language Design is. It consists mainly of 2 courses in Spanish per year. Spanish Language Course and a Core content course either Math, Science or Social Studies.
For questions or more information about the Akins Dual Language Program, please contact the following staff:
 
Melinda Van Horn, Counselor at (512) 841-9922 or melinda.vanhorn@austinisd.org
 
Manuel Garcia, Associate Principal at (512) 41-9815 or manuel.garcia@austinisd.org 
 
Pedro Gonzales, AISD Dual Language Secondary Coordinator at (512) 414-9618 or peter.gonzales@austinisd.org 
 
Brooke Maudlin, LOTE Department Chair at (512) 841-9864 or brooke.maudlin@austinisd.org