Dual Language Immersion Program logo with the large M for the Muscatine Community School District
The Muscatine Community School District is proud to offer our families the Dual-Language Immersion Program (DLIP)! This option includes Bilingual learning from 4-year-old preschool through 1st grade. 2nd grade will be added for the 2024-2025 school year! The preschool DLIP program is located at the Muskie Early Learning Center, with 1st & 2nd grade housed at Franklin Elementary School. Our Dual Language Immersion Program integrates native English and native Spanish speakers to receive academic instruction in Spanish (80% of the day) and English (20% of the day).  Transportation is provided from the other elementary schools. If you are interested in this program, you can complete an interest form by clicking here: Muscatine DLIP (English Version).
¡El Distrito Escolar Comunitario de Muscatine se enorgullece de ofrecer a nuestras familias el Programa de Inmersión en Dos Idiomas (DLIP)! Esta opción incluye aprendizaje bilingüe desde preescolar hasta 1er grado. ¡Se agregará 2do grado para el año escolar 2024-2025! El programa preescolar DLIP está ubicado en el Centro de Aprendizaje Temprano Muskie, y los grados 1 y 2 se encuentran en la Escuela Primaria Franklin. Nuestro programa de inmersión en dos idiomas integra hablantes nativos de inglés y español para recibir instrucción académica en español (80% del día) e inglés (20% del día). Se proporciona transporte desde las otras escuelas primarias. Si está interesado en este programa, puede completar un formulario de interés haciendo clic aquí: Muscatine DLIP (Espanol).
Picture of the district dual language immersion program teachers posed together in February of 2024.
MCSD Dual-Language Immersion Program Teachers. LTR Monica Chavez (Kindergarten), Noelia Espinal (PK4), Jorge Torres (1st).

Dual-Language Immersion Program Staff/¡Personal del programa de inmersión en dos idiomas!

MCSD DLIP Teachers Admin 2023 1

Department of Education Visit at Franklin Elementary!

On Monday, December 11th, Department of Education (DOE) Consultant Stefanie Wager, who supports the Iowa Teachers from Spain program, stopped by Franklin Elementary School for a visit with Jorge Torres-Delgado, our 1st Grade Dual Language Teacher! Stefanie also met the other members of our 1st grade team, Emily Wolf and Emma Martin.

Photo featuring Corry Spies, Jorge Torres and Stefanie Wagner at Franklin Elementary School.

Our district is proud to offer the Dual Language Immersion Program (DLIP) featuring bilingual PK4-1st grade (with 2nd grade added at the start of the 2024-2025 school year). To learn more about the DLIP, click here: https://www.muscatine.k12.ia.us/departments/student-services/dual-language-immersion-program/

Photo of Emily Wolf, Jorge Torres, and Emma Martin at Franklin Elementary School.

MCSD Dual-Language Immersion Program Video 2022-2023 School Year