Academia Juárez

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The Academia Juárez has existed since 1897. The school is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Dual-Language program starts at K-6 in two elementary schools: Colonia Dublán and Colonia Juárez and continues from 7th to 12th grade in both English and Spanish languages.

Founded in 1897, the Juarez Stake Academy (JSA) or Academia Juárez, located in Colonia Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, is the oldest private high school owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) that follows a dual-language program that is unique in the country. During the 2012-2013 school year, 418 students were enrolled in classes. Approximately 81% of those are LDS; most of the remaining 17% are affiliated to the Catholic faith and 2% other who are placed in a higher tuition payscale. To enhance expectations in academic levels, the academy maintains a highly competitive admissions criteria for non-members who undergo an intensive round of interviews during the admission process.[citation needed]

JSA students consider academic honesty of paramount importance.[citation needed] The Academy's main purpose is to prepare its students to exceed expectations within their communities and be fluent in Spanish and English through a balanced spiritual, academic, technological, physical, and multi-cultural education in the only dual-language program in the country.[citation needed]

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