Ben Milam International Academy
Ben Milam International Academy is committed to producing bilingual, biliterate and sociocultural competent scholars who will excel in a globalized 21st century economy.
Entering Pre-K and kindergarten students can apply for admission into the Dual Language program.BMIA also offers student placement in regular English only instruction in Grades 3-6.
BMIA accepts student transfers from other bilingual programs. Students who have consistently participated in a One or Two Way Dual Language program within MISD or from another district may enter at their grade level based on space availability and approval by campus administrator.
Two is better than one!
Our school will be holding recruitment meetings for parents interested in learning more about this unique model of instruction in which students learn in two languages and become fluent in both English and Spanish.
The BMIA Two-Way Dual Language Program is designed to promote bilingualism, bi-literacy, cross-cultural awareness, and high academic achievement for our Native-Spanish-speaking English Language Learners (EBs) and provide the opportunity for our native English-speaking students who are participating in the Two-Way Dual Language Program to learn Spanish.
¡Dos es mejor que uno!
Nuestra escuela llevará a cabo reuniones de reclutamiento para padres interesados en aprender más sobre este modelo único de instrucción en el que los estudiantes aprenden en dos idiomas y adquieren fluidez tanto en inglés como en español.
El programa bilingüe bidireccional de BMIA está diseñado para promover el bilingüismo, la alfabetización bilingüe, la conciencia intercultural y un alto rendimiento académico para nuestros estudiantes aprendices del idioma inglés (EB) y cuyo idioma nativo es el español y al mismo tiempo, brindar la oportunidad a nuestros estudiantes de habla inglesa para aprender español.
12:00-1:30 p.m. & 6:00-7:00 p.m.
School tour after presentation/Recorrido por la escuela luego de la presentación
6:00 pm – Cafeteria
Visit with our program teachers/Conozca a nuestras maestras
Attendance to an information meeting is one of the requirements for student admission into the program.
La asistencia a una reunión informativa es uno de los requisitos para la admisión del estudiante al programa.
February Board Meeting Highlights
Midland ISD recognized state qualifiers at the February Board meeting, including those from MHS Band and LHS Theatre. Click the link for other highlights from Feburary's meeting.
January Board Meeting Highlights
MIdland ISD welcomed two new academic administrators at the January meeting. Trustees also approved the 2023-24 Academic Calendar. Click the headline for more.
School Board Recognition Month
January is School Board Recognition Month in Texas. Midland ISD is taking the opportunity to celebrate our school board and all that they do to help make the lives of our students, staff, and community better! Thank you for your service to our district!
MISD Announces New Superintendent
Dr. Stephanie D. Howard has been named the next Superintendent of Midland ISD. Her first day is January 3, 2023.
November School Board Meeting
November's meeting was the first for our new Board of Trustees, which included our election of new officers. Other highlights academic, planning, and financial updates.
United Way of Midland Campaign
MISD is giving back! To participate in this year's United Way of Midland Campaign, Click the link below. Thank you for your support!
October School Board Meeting
The Legacy High School Choir kicked off October's Board of Trustees meeting with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. Click the link before for more highlights from the meeting.
MISD welcomes 2nd Class of Aspiring Principals Academy
The academy hosts eight professional development sessions that are filled with problem-solving lessons. The academy isn't run by third-party consultants. The LLI team is leading the way by passing on their expertise as leaders to this class.
MISD raises pay for substitute teachers
Midland ISD has increased the daily rate of pay for substitute teachers. The raise comes as part of the recent update to the district's Compensation Manual, which was approved by the Board of Trustees at September's meeting.
September Board Meeting Highlights
MISD has named Kellie Spencer as Acting Superintendent! Learn more about her, and other highlights from our September Board Meeting by clicking here.
Latest data shows academic improvement district wide
Midland ISD has earned a "B" grade from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in the first complete ratings released since 2019. MISD's overall score of 80 is an improvement from the "C" grade of 75 last awarded and a milestone for the district.
Midland ISD's Convocation 2022 was a smashing success! 2,700 staff members gathered to celebrate our achievements, set goals for the future, and bond as a team. #WeAreMISD!
July Board Meeting Highlights
Did you miss July's School Board meeting? Click the link for an overview of some of the highlights, including a look at MISD's Strategic Plan.
MISD hires Emergency Management Coordinator
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STAAR results show student progress
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Midland ISD is upgrading its heating, cooling and air purification systems. The district plans to begin replacing HVAC systems before the start of the next school year, thanks in large part to a federal grant.
MISD named District of the Year for work with Bilingual students
“It is truly an honor to be recognized as ‘District of the Year’ by Summit K12,” said Lety Amalla, Executive Director of Student Programs. “This award affirms the commitment we have made to support emergent bilingual students across our district, and the gains our students have made is a testament to the investment our teachers and partners have made to education.”
MISD to install LED lighting district-wide
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MISD celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
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MISD Accepted Into Teacher Incentive Allotment Program
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MISD Family Support Center Receives $2,000 Grant
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MISD Names Deputy, Associate Superintendents
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Board approves 2021-22 Academic Calendar
The new calendar includes two weeks of "intersession," which is a chance for students who are falling behind to receive extra help. The two weeks of intersession are the weeks of October 18 and February 7.
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April 17, 2023
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Board Meeting
April 18, 2023
April 19, 2023
April 20, 2023
April 21, 2023
April 22, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM MISD Job Fair
April 25, 2023
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