Sarah Beth Lively Middle School

Dual Language Program

Lively's Dual Language Program

Lively Middle School is proud to have the largest Middle School Spanish Dual Language Program for sixth through eighth grade students in Austin Independent School District. Dual Language is an extension of Lively's Mission, “To provide educational opportunities that inspire global thinking and social responsibility.” Many Lively Dual Language students also participate in Lively’s Law and Humanities Magnet Program.

In Lively's Dual Language Program, students take a Spanish for Spanish Speakers class from sixth through eighth grades and another core content class, which have included Mathematics, Science and Social Studies classes in Spanish. Lively Dual Language 8th graders take Advanced Placement Spanish and Spanish for Spanish speakers. Upon successful completion of these courses, students leave Middle School with 4 high school language credits. Students who choose to take the Advanced Placement exam in May of their 8th grade year may also earn up to 12 college credits.

How to Apply

To access the information for applying for Dual Language and the information packet, please visit:

On this page, scroll down to the Middle School section and you will find instructions for applying within the AISD Parent Cloud or by paper (if you are outside of the district.)