Partial immersion is a means of acquiring a world language through content matter instruction. In the program, students develop communicative and academic proficiency in the target language while succeeding academically in all subject areas at levels comparable to those they would have reached if they had been schooled only in English.
Our elementary students in the partial-immersion program spend half the day studying the regular grade level curriculum and standards in classes conducted in the target language. The other half of the day is conducted in English. Mathematics and Science are taught in the target language, and English/Language Arts and Social Studies are taught in English.
At the middle school level, the students take two courses in the target language: a language arts course and a project-based course that explores real-world problems and cultural practices. Languages offered in our partial immersion program include Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.
At the high school level, students take one language class each year with the opportunity to earn college credits through an AP course.
Our dual language immersion program begins in 5-year-old Kindergarten at the following schools:
- Centerville Elementary (Spanish)
- Deerfield Elementary (Spanish starting in 2023-2024)
- Gilbert Elementary (Spanish)
- Meadow Glen Elementary (Mandarin Chinese)
- Midway Elementary (French)
- Pleasant Hill Elementary (Spanish)
- Red Bank Elementary (Spanish)
The immersion program is a K-12 experience. For the requirements to be recognized as an Immersion Graduate at high school graduation, please reference the Immersion Completer Guidelines.