Dual Language Immersion Program

  • Garrison-Jones Elementary
    3133 Garrison Rd., Dunedin, FL 34698-9255
    NEW Dual Language Immersion Program
    Elementary North application area 
    (offered to students zoned for the following middle schools:  Carwise, Dunedin Highland, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor and Tarpon Springs)

    This enriched dual language program expands student horizons by developing strong bilingual and biliteracy skills with bicultural awareness.  Our 50/50 curriculum model provides equal time teaching content in English and Spanish. Integrated cultural studies and events in Art, Music, Physical Education, Language Lab, Village Project, International Night, and Schoolwide Enrichment Model provide extended learning opportunities. 



    Dedicated and well-trained staff:

    • ESOL resource teachers
    • Our teachers are either gifted endorsed and micro-credentialed
    • Participate in various research and leadership studies - including E3, MTLI, UCF Dual Language Master’s Cohort
    • Language Lab


    Strong Community Involvement:

    • Family/Community Village Project
    • Partnership with Kiwanis, Dunedin Library, Blue Jays, McDonalds, and several Spanish restaurants and grocers
    • Dual Language Parent Advocacy Council (PAC)


    Students participate in enrichment opportunities:

    • Music – Latin American instrumentation, Spanish song and dance moves
    • Art – Spanish artists and 3 grade level projects
    • International Night performance
    • Spanish Club
    • Spanish STEM in 2nd & 3rd grade
    • Partnerships that support our Project Based Learning (PBL)


    School wide opportunities

    • Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) in 4th, & 5th grade
    • STEAM in Kindergarten & 1st Grade
    • STEM in Grades 2-5
    • Maker Space
    • AVID Certified
    • Round Up – monthly student recognition ceremony
    • Active and dedicated Student Council
    • Numerous before and after school clubs:  chess, IC3 Spark, coding, running, BOB, BBOB,
    • All-State and All-County Chorus, Beginning and Advanced Strings, Art Shows