Sheridan Elementary School is home to the Dual Language Program, an elementary academic program that is not available at other elementary schools in Sheboygan County. The Dual Language program offers academic instruction in both English and Spanish to students beginning in kindergarten through 5th grade at Sheridan. The program continues at Horace Mann Middle School.
Research supports the immeasurable educational benefits of bilingualism. All students are considered potential bilinguals and are held to the same high academic standards in both languages. Teachers’ lessons incorporate aspects of reading, writing, speaking and listening in both languages.
To ensure students acquire sufficient English proficiency and to enable them to function successfully in the classroom and society the EL curriculum is content-based and reflect mainstreamed curriculum whenever possible, and students are placed at age-appropriate grade levels regardless of English language proficiency.
The goal of PBIS is to promote and teach appropriate pro-social skills and behaviors to maximize academic success for all students.