Sierra - 6th Grade Dual Language
Sierra is in the Dual Language Mandarin program. In this program, students learn their core subject in both Mandarin and in English, alternating days.
Our science classes follow the Amplify Curriculum, developed at the University of California at Berkeley. The curriculum combines both hands on activities, with computers simulations, engaging students in real World problem solving. Our Dual Language classes in science, math and social studies are taught in Mandarin and English on alternating days.
In our Dual Language Social Studies classes, students follow the same curriculum as the general education classes, but alternate days learning in Mandarin and in English. The Passport to Social Studies is the base curriculum, with substantial revisions to make it more exciting and relevant to our particular students.
All students in our Dual Language program take Chinese Language Arts intensively, all three years of Middle School. This an opportunity for students new to Mandarin to learn the basics of reading, writing and speaking, and those students who are already fluent the chance to learn in their home language to maintain and grow their Mandarin ability.