Jose Antonio Menchaca Elementary

Two-Way Dual Language

Menchaca provides a One-Way Dual Language program for PreK and a Two-Way Dual Langauge program for Kinder through Fifth grade.  English speaking students may lottery in to the available slots only in Kinder and First grade.  A parent information session is hosted in May followed by the lottery.  Priorority for slots is given to siblings in the program already and AISD staff memebers.  


The Menchaca dual language program follows a 90/10 model for Spanish and English.  Spanish is the primary langauge in PreK and Kinder for all students with English added each year.  All students learn to read and write in Spanish first and then in English in second grade. By fifth grade instruction follows a 50/50 model in which half of the student is in Spanish and half in English.


For questions regarding our dual language program please email Eliza Loyola at