GLENDALE — Scores of parents are recruiting more families to support adding Japanese to the Glendale Unified School District’s popular slate of elementary school dual-language programs.
Organizers said they want to replicate the success of other dual-language programs offered in Italian, German, Armenian, Spanish and Korean.
The Foreign Language Academy of Glendale, or FLAG, has been widely lauded for boosting campus enrollment and academic achievement. In September, the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education accepted two grants totaling $2.4 million for expanding the Spanish and Korean programs.
The size of the grant was unheard of for a district Glendale’s size and a testament to the program’s success, said Joanna Junge, FLAG program director.