Spanish Immersion

  • Elementary Program
    Location: River Grove Elementary

    Spanish immersion classrooms are self-contained and the targeted class size is 28* students. Program entry level is Kindergarten and entrance is determined by lottery. A waitlist is maintained. Should attrition occur, these lists provide the names of families who will be contacted regarding possible enrollment in the class.

    Families new to the district, or those currently enrolled who have students with Spanish literacy skills, may contact the district at any time and request placement on a grade-level waitlist.

    Program Goals:

    • Students will develop literacy skills in Spanish
    • Students will acquire Spanish communication skills as well as strong structural language skills that enable understanding of new concepts and vocabulary
    • Students will develop strong receptive and expressive Spanish language skills
    • Students will develop a positive bi-cultural disposition

    * Kindergarten class size is 26 students.

    Middle School Program
    Location: Lakeridge Middle School

    At Lakeridge Middle School, students who participate in the Spanish Immersion Program take both Spanish Literacy, as one of their year-long electives, as well as their grade-level social studies course taught completely in Spanish.  The Spanish literacy course sequence focuses on comprehension of literature, grammar, and vocabulary combining essential standards from Spanish 1, Spanish 2, and beyond along with 6-8 grade English Language Arts standards. The immersion Social Studies curriculum aligns closely with the typical social studies curriculum to ensure students are mastering grade-level content and developing their Spanish language skills simultaneously.

    High School Program
    Location: Lakeridge High School

    Students work with their teacher to complete paperwork necessary for the college credits.  There are no other college credits attached to the SI program beyond what is listed below.  However, SI students will be eligible to earn the Seal of Biliteracy by earning a 4 or higher on the AP Language and Culture exam or an Intermediate High on the STAMPS test.  Some colleges award college credit based on the Seal of Biliteracy. 

    9th grade: SI Spanish 4 (12 CCC credits: Spanish 201, 202, 203)

    10th grade: AP Spanish Language and Culture (Credits based on AP Exam score)

    11th grade: Cultures and Civilizations of the Spanish Speaking World (8 PSU credits:  Spanish 330 and 331)

    12th grade: AP Spanish Literature (Credits based on AP Exam score)

    Note: Students in the Spanish Immersion Program also take Spanish Immersion: World History/Geography and Spanish Immersion: US History and Government.


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