OPA offers a dual language program (English/Spanish) for students to be exposed and educated in Spanish. All curriculum course offerings are aligned with the Utah State Core Curriculum and Statewide Assessments. The curriculum addresses the needs of each language group including: primary language development, second language acquisition, development of cognitive language and literacy skills, and the development of cross-cultural understanding.
The objectives and themes in OPA’s curriculum for grades K-6 are based on the Utah State Core Curriculum. The curriculum incorporates theoretical foundations of a core education and second-language acquisition to implement effective program models. Using a thematic approach, content and literacy instruction are offered to all students in both languages. ESL techniques are evident in all classrooms to assist both the language-minority students and English-proficient students.