FLAG Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program



    The Spanish FLAG program encompasses our mission in education in the 21st century and in the fully of implementation of the Common Core State Standards from a bilingual and biliterate perspective. The program develops long-life learners who are scholars, historians, and strong bilingual communicators. At Toll, students take two classes in Spanish: Ms. María Capdevila-Gutiérrez teaches 7th and 8th Spanish Language Arts, and Dr. Jordi Solsona-Puig teaches World History (7th) and U.S. History (8th). Additionally, the SFLAG students take the AAPPL and DELE tests annually to monitor their language progress.

    The Spanish FLAG program at Toll exposes students to a well-rounded and balanced curriculum that includes an appreciation for the arts. Students in the Spanish FLAG program are culturally aware and sensitive individuals on a global scale. Most importantly, the students, parents, and staff who involve themselves with the Spanish dual immersion program at Toll are a tight-knit and caring entity that can many times is described as the SFLAG “family”.


    Click here to visit the Toll FLAG Spanish website!



    Spanish was the first FLAG program in GUSD, beginning at Edison Elementary in 2003. FLAG Spanish has since expanded to both Franklin and Muir Elementary Schools. The program focuses on high levels of language proficiency English and Spanish.

    FLAG Spanish Program Pathways

    FLAG Spanish Pathways

    Elementary FLAG Program


    The Spanish FLAG program follows a 90:10 Dual Language Immersion model in elementary school. Students initially receive instruction in Spanish for 90% of the day and in English for 10% of the day starting in kindergarten. The percentage of English increases annually until 50% of the day is taught in Spanish and 50% in English by 6th grade. Spanish language is taught both for language acquisition and content instruction.


    Careful consideration is given to the selection and planning of the content areas and themes that are taught in Spanish. Dual Immersion classes are taught by fully credentialed, bilingual teachers who have additional preparation and expertise in teaching Spanish.


    Spanish FLAG Elementary Schools: Edison ES, Franklin ES, Muir ES


    Middle School FLAG Program


    Students who wish to continue in the FLAG Spanish program for middle school take a Spanish Language Arts class as an elective plus an additional core class taught in Spanish.


    FLAG Spanish Middle Schools: Roosevelt MSToll MS


    High School World Languages


    Students who wish to continue their Spanish studies into high school may take Spanish language as an elective. Courses are available through Spanish Language and Spanish Literature AP. Students will also be eligible to take the AP Spanish Language and Spanish Literature exams and earn the Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish.


    Spanish language will be offered at the following high schools: Glendale HS (FLAG feeder school), Hoover HS (FLAG feeder school), Clark Magnet HS, Crescenta Valley HS