Dual Language Program

LVISD Dual Language and Spanish Immersion Program will be accepting applications for Pre-kindergarten children (must be 4 years old by September 1, 2017) starting February 28th. The program is open to both native-English and native-Spanish speakers and fosters bilingualism and bi-literacy through core curriculum that is taught in English and Spanish. Students who are placed in the program will continue through 5th grade. In order to submit an application, a parent or legal guardian must attend one of the two parent information sessions offered. *If you would like to place your child on the waiting list for kindergarten, you must also attend one of the two meetings.


Dyslexia is a disability that is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.  Students that are identified with dyslexia are serviced through the 504 program.  The 504 committee determines the student’s need for dyslexia services, accommodation plan, and closely monitors the student’s academic progress.


La Vernia ISD uses the Dyslexia Intervention Program (DIP), a multisensory curriculum based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, which includes instruction in phonics and the structure of the English language.  The program was designed using strategies from sources such as: Scottish Rite Dyslexia Programs, Project Read, the Neuhaus Center, Lawrence Greene and Bernice Bragstad’s study skills, and many teacher shared ideas and work.  DIP involves reading, writing, spelling, and verbal and written expression by engaging different modalities including visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities.

If you have any questions about dyslexia testing or interventions, please contact Bonnie Harker, the District Dyslexia Teacher:  judy.jordan@lvschools.net


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 English as a Second Language Program (ESL)

It is our duty as educators in the state of Texas to evaluate and identify any student who may have limitations with the English language.  Once evaluated, students who are not proficient in the English language, also known as English Language Learners (ELL), are serviced through LVISD’s ESL Program.  The goal of our ESL program is to enable ELL students to become competent in the comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing of the English language.  Teachers are trained on instructional strategies to help students develop proficiency in the English language and the grade level curriculum.  Students are monitored closely and are academically supported with English Language Proficiency Standards and linguistic accommodations.


Como maestros del Estado de Texas, es nuestro deber de evaluar e indentificar a cualquier estudiante quien pudiera tener limitaciones con el idioma Ingles. Una vez hecha la evaluacion, los estudiantes no competentes en el idioma Ingles; tambien conocido como Aprendizaje del Idioma Ingles (ELL), son revisados atravez de LVISD del programa (ESL). La meta del programa (ESL) es ayudar a los estudiantes del (ELL) a ser competentes en la comprension, hablar, leer y escribir el idioma Ingles. Los maestros an sido entrenados en estrategias instruccionales para ayudar a los estudiantes al desarrollo competente en su nivel academico del idioma Ingles . Los estudiantes son supervisados muy de cerca y son apoyados con las normas estandarizadas y competentes del lenguaje e idioma Ingles.

Title I Program

 The Title I Program is a federally funded program that provides services to students who are in need of additional academic support.

The goal of the Title I program is to:

  • Identify students in need of interventions or extra support
  • Increase the opportunity for all students to meet academic achievement standards
  • Provide research-based interventions to best meet the needs of individual students If you have questions about the Title program, please e-mail the contact persons below:

Primary School – Lori Pruitt –  lori.pruitt@lvschools.net

Heather Askins – heather.askins@lvschools.net

Julie McCracken – julie.mccracken@lvschools.net

Section 504

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, also known as “Section 504”, is a federal law passed by the US Congress with the purpose of prohibiting discrimination against disabled persons.  Section 504 ensures that students with disabilities that substantially limit a major life activity are provided with educational benefits and opportunities equal to those provided to non-disabled peers.If your child has a disability that may require 504 services, please contact the counselor at your child’s campus for more information.

LV Primary – Nancy.Bielefeldt@lvschools.net

LV Intermediate – Alicia.Shaw@lvschools.net

LV Junior High – Sandra.Fey@lvschools.net

LV High School – Steven.verm@lvschools.net

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