All students at the Multicultural Learning Center (MLC) become bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish by the 8th grade. Students from both language backgrounds learn side-by-side developing cultural awareness and appreciation of differences as they learn to read, write, and speak in two languages. Academic success in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies is developed through hands-on learning experiences and the visual, performing, and media arts. MLC’s standards-based curriculum is delivered in two languages by credentialed and highly skilled teachers and supported by a diverse and talented administrative team, parents, and community partners