OPS Dual Language Program

International Spanish Academy

Norris Middle Schools is part of the “International Spanish Academies."  The ISA are educational institutions in the United States and Canada, of recognized academic prestige, which follow an integrated curriculum of Spanish language and content.  In order to be a part of this network, Norris Middle School has signed an agreement of collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport from Spain.

International Spanish Academy -
International Spanish Academy - English

Dual Language

The Dual Language Program at Norris integrates native English speaking students with native Spanish speaking students for academic instruction presented in both languages. 

OPS Dual Language Program Beliefs

Administrators, teachers, and staff within the
Dual Language Program of the Omaha Public Schools are dedicated to ensuring that each child acquire the skills and knowledge to succeed in a global society by working towards the following goals:
1)  High Academic Achievement
2)  Bilingualism
3)  Biliteracy

4)  Cross-Cultural Abilities

OPS Dual Language Program

- Students are taught in English and Spanish.

- Students develop all four language domains in both languages: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

- All students, K-12, study Spanish Language Arts.
- Lessons are not repeated or translated.
- Dual Language students are held to equal expectations in English and Spanish.
- Strict language separation is maintained.