English / Español
Goals of TWI
History of TWI
TWI 90/10 Model
Roles of Parents & Staff
Everyone Benefits
For More Immersion Info
Bijou's TWI Program

Annual Kinder Lottery Info

South Tahoe Middle School TWBI Program

South Tahoe High School TWBI Program


TWI Benefits
for Language Majority Students
(English Speakers)

Bilingualism: functionally literate in two languages,
Biculturalism: develop an appreciation & understanding of another culture,
Good preparation for functioning in a GLOBAL society academically, linguistically, & socially,
Discovery and examination of personal values & social responsibilities,
Equal or IMPROVED scores on standardized English achievement tests in comparison to peers (not in TWI program),
Increased parent involvement and communication,
Promotes critical thinking, problem solving, and cooperative skills ( Why Bilingual Kids are Smarter, NY Times, 2012)


Contact Us

email: cmartinez@ltusd.org

phones: Bijou Community School: 530.543.2337, STMS: 530.541.6404; STHS: 530.541.4111


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