|An HoLa teacher begins small group work |
with her kindergarteners.
According to the award letter, as model program Hola will serve as a resource for many other schools wishing to implement a dual language curriculum:
As a model program district, the school will serve as a resource for other school districts in the northern region and neighboring areas and will enable educators to witness firsthand examplary practices in world languages instruction and assessment. It will also enable administrators and teachers to dialog about issues of mutual concern, the discuss the potential for future collaboration regarding curriculum development projects, or professional development initiatives. -NJ Dept. of Education
Recently, Hola's charter was renewed by the New Jersey Department of Education and its application to expand to the 8th grade was also approved by the same entity. The school has a 200+ long waiting list.