Honoring Our Students Languages
Renton School District serves thousands of students and families who speak both English and their home language.
In our classrooms, this means recognizing a student’s home language as an asset to learning. Parents are encouraged to support their children to read or speak in their home language first in order to build upon the competencies they already possess. Dual language helps students advance in their English language studies, and reaffirms for students the value of their home language. This builds confidence which aids educational achievement.