Dual Language in West Chicago District 33 is a form of education in which students are taught literacy and content in English and Spanish starting in Kindergarten from a trained Dual Language Teacher. Classrooms include a balance of English speaking and Spanish speaking students who participate in instruction together. The focus of instruction and curriculum is the same as the general education classroom but instruction is in two languages.
The goal of the program is to promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism for participating students. Students begin the program in kindergarten, and will be literate in reading, writing, and speaking in both English and Spanish by the end of 6th grade. This program is considered enrichment education and is currently housed at Gary School and the West Chicago Middle School.