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CISD Elementary Students Obtain One Spanish High School Credit
Posted on 08/09/2022
This is the image for the news article titled CISD Elementary Students Obtain One Spanish High School Credit¡Sí, se puede! was the motto for 38 dual-language elementary students throughout the Best Small District in Texas after each earned Spanish high-school credit even before they entered middle school.

The group of CISD students were able to accomplish this feat through their participation in Canutillo ISD’s innovative dual-language curriculum and a strong showing on state tests and language proficiency assessments.

Each student earned Meets or Masters in STAAR Reading and Math tests, passed the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) - an assessment program for students in Texas public schools who are learning the English language - as well as the Spanish language proficiency test Leading the Way in Language Assessment (LAS) that measures speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

“The opportunity for these students to earn Spanish high school credit after just completing their elementary education is extraordinary and we are very proud of them for all the work they put in to excel academically in both English and Spanish,” said Director of Academic Language Services Noni Silva. “Research has continually shown the connection between overall stronger academic performance and cognitive thinking in students exposed to dual language at an early age. These students already have a leg up even before they start their secondary education.”

Congratulations to these 38 CISD students who are now one step ahead toward their high-school graduation goal!

Mateo Navarrette - BCE
Alexis Ranovato - BCE
Galilea Guerrero - BCE
Jacob Valles - BCE
Julian Jimenez - BCE
Abigail Mendoza-Campos - BCE
Diego Ramses Rivera - CES
Christopher Aguirre - CES
Samuel E. Arrieta Rios - CES
Maximiliano Preciado - CES
Alexa Mayrin Cisneros - CES
Katheryn Calderon - DDE
Renata Gonzalez - DDE
Stephen I Montes - DDE
Zaid Quinonez - DDE
Ian Chavez - GES
Zara Estrada - GES
Zyanya Gonzalez - GES
Valentina Gutierrez - GES
Nathan Munoz - GES
London Nguyen - GES
Mario Gutierrez - JDE
Ana Villa - JDE
Isabella Carrera - RES
Liam Chaverry - RES
Joaquin Garcia - RES
Santiago Guzman - RES
Sophia Holguin - RES
Nailea Morales - RES
Isabella Olivas - RES
Iker Ordonez - RES
Santiago Orona - RES
Maximiliano Ortiz - RES
Mikylie Owen - RES
Jesus Reverol - RES
Sergio Rodriguez - RES
Matias Ruiz - RES
Zoe Ruiz Garcia - RES