On Friday, April 13, the Family of Catholic Schools in Pomona hosted a Walk-a-Thon to celebrate the beginning of a new program aimed at fostering literacy, Spanish/English dual-language immersion, and blended learning for students in grades TK-12.

Nearly 500 students participated in the Walk-a-Thon along with their families, fundraising for scholarships that will allow deserving students to enroll at one of the schools in the Family of Catholic Schools in Pomona — two primary schools, St. Madeline and St. Joseph, Pomona Catholic Middle School and Pomona Catholic High School.

In the upcoming school year, these schools will begin to incorporate parts of the program in their curriculum. St. Joseph will present core academic content in Spanish and English as part of the DLI program, with the goal of teaching students to be bi-literate. Students at St. Madeline will use the Superkids Reading Program to focus on excellence in literacy and language arts. In the middle school, students will be given hands-on opportunities in a blended learning program that combines language with practical knowledge.