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Spanish Immersion Program - Elementary Level

Program Description

Language immersion is an educational approach in which students are taught the curriculum content through the medium of a second language. In this way, immersion students not only learn the content, but also gain knowledge of the language in which it is taught.

Would your child like to be able to…

  • Read in a second language?
  • Speak to others in a second language?
  • Solve math problems in a second language?
  • Learn a second language while learning the MCPS curriculum?

Burnt Mills

Immersion Type

Partial

The main difference between an immersion setting and a foreign language class is the approach to second language learning. In an immersion program, language is a method for teaching the content rather than the subject of instruction.

Partial immersion programs are based on this principle with a portion of the curriculum taught in the second language. The main difference between an immersion setting and a foreign language class is the approach to second language learning. In an immersion program, language is a method for teaching the content rather than the subject of instruction.


Admission

Local School; Lottery (More about admissions)

Admission to the Foreign Language Immersion Programs is limited.

Selection for the programs is based on a lottery system for students in kindergarten and Grade 1 if requests exceed available program capacity. Admission for all other grades is determined by lottery, language proficiency and available space.

Multiple birth siblings requesting the same program will be treated as a single request.

All students wishing to participate in the program must complete an Immersion Interest Form 


Region

Local, then elementary schools that feed into Francis Scott Key MS, then countywide (More about regions)

Burnt Mills Elementary School’s Spanish Immersion Program is available to transfer students by lottery only for seats not filled by Burnt Mills Elementary students, followed by the students from the other elementary schools in the Key Middle School feeder pattern.


Transportation

Local School Neighborhood Stops; Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

 

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Rock Creek Forest

Immersion Type

Total

In total immersion programs, children learn their entire core subjects (reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science) in the second language. The main difference between an immersion setting and a foreign language class is the approach to second language learning. In an immersion program, language is a method for teaching the content rather than the subject of instruction


Admission

Local School; Lottery (More about admissions)

Admission to the Foreign Language Immersion Programs is limited.

Selection for the programs is based on a lottery system for students in kindergarten and Grade 1 if requests exceed available program capacity. Admission for all other grades is determined by lottery, language proficiency and available space.

Multiple birth siblings requesting the same program will be treated as a single request.

All students wishing to participate in the program must complete an Immersion Interest Form


Region

Countywide (More about regions)

Rock Creek Forest Elementary School’s Spanish Total Immersion Program serves students from all high school clusters through a lottery transfer process.


Transportation

Local School Neighborhood Stops; Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

 

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Rolling Terrace

Immersion Type

Partial

The main difference between an immersion setting and a foreign language class is the approach to second language learning. In an immersion program, language is a method for teaching the content rather than the subject of instruction.

Partial immersion programs are based on this principle with a portion of the curriculum taught in the second language. The main difference between an immersion setting and a foreign language class is the approach to second language learning. In an immersion program, language is a method for teaching the content rather than the subject of instruction.


Admission

The current partial immersion program is being phased out over the next four years and relocated to William T. Page starting in 2018-2019. The current Immersion students in rising Grades 2-5 will remain in the program at the school if they choose. Rolling Terrace will not be part of the lottery for next school year.


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William Tyler Page

Immersion Type

Total

In total immersion programs, children learn their entire core subjects (reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science) in the second language. The main difference between an immersion setting and a foreign language class is the approach to second language learning. In an immersion program, language is a method for teaching the content rather than the subject of instruction


Admission

Local School; Lottery (More about admissions)

Admission to the Foreign Language Immersion Programs is limited.

Selection for the programs is based on a lottery system for students in kindergarten and Grade 1 if requests exceed available program capacity. Admission for all other grades is determined by lottery, language proficiency and available space.

Multiple birth siblings requesting the same program will be treated as a single request.

All students wishing to participate in the program must complete an Immersion Interest Form


Region

Countywide (More about regions)

William Tyler Page Elementary School’s Spanish Total Immersion Program serves students from all high school clusters through a lottery process, local boundary area students have priority. 


Transportation

Local School Neighborhood Stops; Central Location Stops (limited geographic area) (More about transportation)

 

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