One Way Dual Language Program (OWDL)

  • Alief ISD is excited to announce the opening of the One Way Dual Language Program (OWDL) to all of our incoming Kinder students who meet the state’s qualification standard for qualification to the required Bilingual Education Program.  Starting in 2019-2020, the OWDL program will phase out the Early Exit Bilingual Education Model.

    Program Description:  The OWDL program is a bilingual program in which native Spanish-speaking students use their primary language and English to learn content and language. 

    Model Design:  The Alief OWDL program aims for 50% instruction in the student’s primary language, Spanish, and 50% of the instruction in English. The language of instruction is distributed as reflected on the chart below:

    Program Goal: 

    • Biliteracy
    • Bilingualism
    • Biculturalism


    The OWDL program will be offered in the following Elementary Campuses:

    Alexander Elementary

    Best Elementary

    Boone Elementary

    Bush Elementary

    Chambers Elementary

    Collins Elementary

    Hearne Elementary

    Hicks Elementary

    Holmquist Elementary

    Horn Elementary

    Kennedy Elementary

    Landis Elementary

    Liestman Elementary

    Martin Elementary

    Rees Elementary

    Smith Elementary

    Sneed Elementary

    Youens Elementary


    Thank you for making the smart choice by partnering with Alief ISD to provide the best quality education available for your child! 


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