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Our school offers some great programs to help foster your child's education as well as social skills. We strive to incorporate programs that will assist your child's positive growth, both now and for their future.

Dual Language Immersion Program

Dual Language Vision

Students will have linguistic and academic competencies in two languages to be highly engaged and contributing global citizens.

Dual Language Mission

Los Altos Dual Immersion program promotes high standards of billingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism in Spanish and English in order to prepare students to be global citizens. Los que hablan dos idiomas pueden vivir y contribuir en dos mundos.

Program Goals

The program goals at Los Altos are aligned with the three pillars of Dual Language Education:

1. Bilingualism & Biliteracy

  • Students develop a high level of thinking, listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in English and the partner language.

2. High Academic Achievement

  • Students strive for academic excellence in all subject areas, meeting or exceeding Common Core State Standards.

3.Socio-Cultural Competence:

  • Students develop positive attitudes and appreciation toward world languages and cultures in our global society, promoting their civic involvement.


Enrollment in the Dual Language program is open for Kinder & 1st Grade. In 2nd Grade and on, it depends on a Dual Language Assessment and Recommendation by the Dual Language Immersion Team, in collaboration with parent input. Research shows it takes at least 5 - 7 years to master a language, so admission to the program is based on strong primary language skill sets essential for language transference and student success.

Program Model

Our program offers a 50/50 Dual Language Immersion (DLI) model. In the 50/50 DLI model, the target language (Spanish) is used for 50% of the instructional time and English is used for 50%. 

 Kinder 50%
 1st  50%  50%
 2nd  50%  50%
 3rd  50%  50%
 4th  50%  50%
 5th  50%  50%
 6th  50%  50%

Parent Commitment

When parents enroll their children in our Dual Language program, they commit to enrolling their child in the program for their elementary school career. Every parent attends a Dual Language orientation to ensure understanding of the program model. Parents also understand the long-term commitment made when entering a Dual Language program as well as be familiar with expectations for both languages.

Benefits of Bilingualism

Dual Language Education serves as a linguistic and cultural bridge for all and prepares our future citizens with the necessary academic and linguistic competencies to be highly qualified and competitive in a global society.

Advantages of bilingualism include:

  • Positive Effects on the brain
    • For example, bilinguals have a better attention span and ability to multitask
  • An Educational Advantage
    • Research shows the bilinguals outperform monolinguals academically
  • An Economic Edge
    • For example, increased job opportunities
  • Health Benefits
    • Delayed onset of dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Additionally, bilinguals develop an open-minded outlook, social adeptness, and a facility for learning even more languages.

Community Engagement Events

Our school engages families of our Dual Language students by planning the following community engagement events:

  • Informational Meeting
  • One school-wide cross-cultural event each year.

Additional District Information & Resources

For additional information and resources about Dual Language programs, please visit our district website:

After School Programs

San Diego Youth Symphony
We are incredibly honored to announce our partnership with the San Diego Youth Symphony.

  • Orchestra classes are currently only available for 4th-6th grade, we are working on adding more availability for our younger ones.
  • Students must be picked up promptly after Orchestra is over for the day
  • For more information contact Edda Martin at [email protected] 


The YMCA provides an after school STRETCH program free of cost at our school site. Parents interested in this program must enroll through the YMCA STRETCH Site Supervisor ([email protected] or 619-730-8038), All STRETCH applications will be reviewed by STRETCH staff and school personnel. Each STRETCH program has a maximum number of students that they are able to serve.

First priority shall go to pupils who are identified by the program as homeless youth, as defined by the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 11434a), at the time that they apply for enrollment or at any time during the school year, and to pupils who are identified by the program as being in foster care. Next, students will be enrolled based on the rating system detailed below, first come first serve basis, and up to the capacity for each school's program. If the program receives more applications than spaces available, first priority for participation will be given to applications with the most points. Once the STRETCH program has reached its capacity, students not accepted for participation will be placed on a wait list, in the same order of priority, and will be accepted as space becomes available. 

This program operates immediately after school until 6:00 pm daily. However, this program does not operate when schools are closed, including intercessions, vacations and holidays.

Breakfast & Lunch Program

All enrolled students will receive FREE breakfast & lunch for the 2022-23 school year!

The Chula Vista Elementary School District takes part in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Meals are served every school day. Students, including Kindergartners, may receive breakfast and lunch for for free. Breakfast hours are from 8:00am - 8:40am.

Any questions or comments about the program please call Child Nutrition Services, Monday - Friday, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 425-9600, extension 1400.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

Breakfast and Lunch menu

Follow this link to view our districtwide menu options.
Any questions or comments about the program please call Child Nutrition Services, Monday - Friday, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 425-9600, extension 1400.

   Education Code 221.9 Compliance

Each school year the district is required to post the enrollment by gender within each school and the number of students participating in athletics. If you would like to discuss the athletic opportunities offered at the school site, please contact the principal.

2022-2023 School Year




School Enrollment




Girls Basketball


Junior Coed Soccer