SmArt start preschool
8:15 - 11:15 a.m.
August 12 - September 13
8:10 - 11:25 a.m.
Lunch optional 11:25 - 11:50 a.m.
Starting September 16
8:10 - 1:35 p.m.
first, second, third grade
8:10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)
8:10 a.m. - 1:35 p.m. (Thursday)
8:05 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)
8:05 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. (Thursday)
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Smart Start Spanish 100% Immersion Preschool
Designed to assist young children in becoming personally, socially, and physically competent, effective learners who are ready to transition to kindergarten. The Smart Start program is a Spanish immersion program for both Spanish learners and native Spanish speakers. Children who will be 3 or 4 years old by 8/9/19 are eligible.
How to enroll your child
Dual Immersion Academy of Salinas is a public magnet school. You must transfer from your home school to enroll. Learn more about how to apply for an inter district or intra district transfer and the application process.
All DIAS parents and teachers are part of our Parent-Teacher Organization!
We encourage all parents to attend our monthly meetings and get involved with our school! It's free and easy to get involved with your student's school. Can't make it to a PTO meeting? Read our PTO notes and find out about upcoming events, fundraisers and more.
The Dual Immersion Academy of Salinas (DIAS) opened in fall 2015 to two kindergarten classes, a transitional kindergarten and Smart Start preschool! We're adding Spanish dual immersion classes every year through 2021-2022 to become a TK-6 elementary program. DIAS is dedicated to high academic achievement and creating a bilingual, bi-literate, and bicultural community.
DIAS integrates both native English speakers and native Spanish speakers for the entire school day. DIAS provides the 90:10 model in the first two grades (courses taught in 90% Spanish and 10% English) and incrementally increases the amount of English to a 50:50 model in the upper grades. All students learn to read, write, and speak fluently in English and Spanish.
A positive learning environment at home has a powerful impact on how well students do in school. Our goal is to help give you the tools to help your child succeed and we encourage all of our families to get involved with our school. Whether you can join us in the classroom, volunteer for a committee, or participate in our PTO, every action, small or large, adds up to making a big difference.
The Dual Immersion Academy of Salinas opened in fall 2015 with two kindergarten classes and the school is adding dual immersion classes every year through 2021-2022 to become a TK-6 program.
Offering the district's only 90:10 Spanish dual immersion transitional kindergarten (TK). Open to students turning 5 between September 2-December 2 of the school year.
Smart Start is a full 100% Spanish immersion preschool offered to 3- to 5- year-old children (no Spanish background required).
An affordable on-site before- and after-school day care is available to all TK+ students.