Oakton Elementary is home to both of District 65’s magnet programs: Two-Way Immersion (TWI) Spanish-English bilingual education and the African Centered Curriculum (ACC).
Two-Way Immersion (TWI) bilingual education
Oakton is one location for D65’s Spanish-English Two-Way Immersion (TWI) program. The goal of TWI is for students to develop strong literacy skills and language proficiency in both English and Spanish, in order for them to become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural. The TWI magnet program is composed of a balance of two linguistic groups:
Spanish-speaking students who are eligible to receive EL (English Learner) services and who have accepted services, and
English proficient students
The TWI program is available without entering the lottery to all Spanish-speaking students who are eligible and accept English Learner services. The program is available to English proficient students through a magnet lottery. To find out if your child qualifies for EL services, contact Amada Zamudio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For incoming kindergarteners who do not qualify for EL services, the lottery application is embedded in the kindergarten registration form. Learn more at https://www.district65.net/kindergarten
Oakton Elementary is home to the African Centered Curriculum (ACC) program and a tight-knit community of scholars, veteran educators, and engaged families. While students learn the same robust curriculum as other D65 students, teaching and learning centers the identity, heritage, and culture of people of African descent. The ACC program offers a nurturing environment designed to help students achieve academic success, independence and the cultural competence to live and learn in a diverse community. The application process for enrollment in the African Centered Curriculum program is open to all K-5 students across District 65. For incoming kindergarteners, the application is embedded in the kindergarten registration form. Learn more at https://www.district65.net/kindergarten