The curriculum at ILTexas, as steered by our mission, prepares students for exceptional leadership roles in the international community by emphasizing servant leadership, mastering the English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese languages, and strengthening the body, mind and character. Further, ILTexas has a college preparatory program whereby we not only provide our students with the instruction needed to be successful in college, but with the expectation that they will attend and be successful in college and beyond.
At the elementary level, we are working towards a 45-45-10 model whereby our students will receive 10% of their instruction in Mandarin Chinese and, as via our 50/50 Dual Language Immersion (DLI) model, will receive 45% of their instruction in English and the other 45% in Spanish. At the secondary levels, our students receive both Mandarin Chinese and Spanish as part of their academic schedule. ILTexas has seven core classes: (1) Math, (2) Science, (3) Reading Language Arts/English, (4) Social Studies, (5) Mandarin Chinese, (6) Spanish, and (7) Physical Fitness. Our academic model is further enriched by our Physical Fitness program, whereby each student receives conditioning training by an Performance Coach. Through Physical Fitness Training, students also develop important character traits such as servant leadership and putting “others before self,” the ILTexas motto.
Students attending ILTexas receive academic instruction in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade will participate in a two-way, 50/50dual language program
(Spanish/English) as well as participate in Chinese language development classes through their specials classes (FLES). Students in 6th-8th will receive daily language development instruction in Spanish and Chinese as part of their academic instructional schedule (LOTE). In grades 9th-12th, students will participate in proficiency based Spanish and Chinese language courses for every semester that they are enrolled.