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G.L.A.D. to Expand Their Horizons

How to Apply

Global Language Academies of Downey (G.L.A.D.)

Downey Unified’s G.L.A.D. dual language immersion program teaches children to think, read, write, and communicate naturally in two different languages with the goal to become biliterate in both English and a target language.

G.L.A.D. empowers students to achieve high levels of academic success and develop cross-cultural skills that will give your child various advantages for the rest of their lives!

G.L.A.D. Programs


Dual Language Immersion

IB Spanish

Dual Language Immersion

Carpenter Elementary

Imperial Elementary

Williams Elementary

How Does G.L.A.D. Benefit Your Child?

Higher Reasoning

Brain Development

Learning a second language stimulates the brain to develop higher-level reasoning skills. These skills are also needed for complex critical thinking in math, science and language arts. 

Self Esteem


Children who are educated in two languages have stronger self-esteem with more tolerance for, and more interest in, other cultures.

Holistic Education


The whole school community, including parents, is viewed as partners in learning and actively contributes to a holistic educational experience.

Respect For Cultures


Students acquire a sense of respect for different cultures and the world.

Application Process

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1. Attend a mandatory informational meeting

2. Complete and submit an application

3. Receive an e-mail notification if accepted or waitlisted

4. If accepted, complete online enrollment

Contact DUSD

Please fill out our inquiry form or call to speak with a representative.

Phone: (562) 904-3588
Email: glad@dusd.net

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