Academics

DCPS Middle School Academic Standards

At MacFarland Middle School Global Studies Campus, students will strengthen their thinking skills by building on their experiences and knowledge through rigorous data- driven instruction. As a result, students will progress from emergent to fluent readers and writers so that they will become critical thinkers, global citizens, and lifelong learners.

Dual Language Program

MacFarland Middle School offers an English/Spanish Dual Language Education program. Dual Language Education is an educational program in which students study grade level content in two languages. Students typically enter the program in the early years and develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in a second language over the course of a number of years. The long-term goals of Dual Language education programs are:
  • Bilingualism
  • Biliteracy
  • High academic achievement
  • Cultural competency

Programa de Lenguaje Dual

La Escuela Intermedia MacFarland ofrece un programa de Educación de Lenguaje Dual en inglés/español. La Educación de Lenguaje Dual es un programa educativo en el cual los/as estudiantes estudian un contenido de nivel de grado en dos idiomas. Los/as estudiantes generalmente comienzan el programa a una edad temprana y desarrollan habilidades en la lectura, la escritura, la comprensión y expresión oral en un segundo idioma a lo largo de varios anos.
  • Bilingüismo
  • Alfabetización Bilingüe
  • Alto Rendimiento Académico
  • Habilidad Cultural