The Dual Language program in GCISD focuses on students’ ability to speak, read and write in Spanish and English. It emphasizes challenging standards in the core content areas while enriching students’ development in both their first and second languages. Students are taught by both a bilingual certified teacher in Spanish and by an certified teacher in English. The program is rigorous and requires at least a 6-year commitment. The curriculum is aligned with the Texas State Standards in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, as well as aligned with the district’s Lead 2021 initiatives. Dual Language programs exist on the Cannon, Timberline and Silver Lake elementary campuses.