Middle Level Bilingual Immersion Program

Middle Level Bilingual Immersion ProgramKaleidoscope Academy

UPDATE: March 12, 2018 

Thank you for your interest in the Middle Level Bilingual Immersion Program. As stated in previous communications from the Appleton Area School District, we would need a minimum number of students to register in order to move forward with the program. The deadline for registration was Wednesday, February 21st. Unfortunately, we only received 14 registrations as of Friday, March 2. We regret to inform you that AASD will not be moving forward with the Middle Level Bilingual Immersion Program for the 2018-19 school year.

AASD continues to support the Middle Level Bilingual Immersion Program as an enhanced educational experience for our dual language learners. While we are not able to offer this district program for the 2018-19 school year, AASD will revisit it for the 2019-20 school year. In the meantime, AASD is also engaged in ongoing conversations with the ABS governance board in the hope of broadening a sustainable dual-language program. We will continue to keep you updated on the Middle Level Bilingual Immersion Program as we move forward.

Since the Middle Level Bilingual Immersion Program will not be offered, you may want to investigate Spanish language options for your student. Please contact Lynne Devaney to indicate your interest. From that point, we can work together to determine if Spanish as an e-course (to advance skills of the motivated learner) or registration for current instructional Spanish classes (to maintain skills) is the appropriate choice.

Please make sure to complete the regular registration process at the appropriate middle school for the 2018-19 school year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Amy Swick or Lynne Devaney.

We are excited to share with you that the Middle Level Bilingual Immersion Program, located at Kaleidoscope Academy (KA), is being offered for the 2018-19 school year.  

The goal of bilingual education is full bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism. A bilingual education program seeks to fully develop both languages, in this case, Spanish and English. Over time, both English-speaking and English language learning students become proficient in both languages and demonstrate large gains in academic achievement.  

The District Middle Level Bilingual Immersion program would provide content area instruction in Spanish and English. Special Education services will be provided based on a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Instructional support for English Language Learners enrolled in the bilingual immersion program will focus on the development of English through content area instruction.

Students should have some Spanish and English skills to be included in the program.

Students interested in enrolling in the program will complete the AASD Middle Level Bilingual Immersion Program Registration form and register for their choice of 7th grade elective options.

Bilingual Middle Level KA Registration 2018-19
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