Middle Level Bilingual Immersion Program
Thank you for your interest in the Middle Level Bilingual Immersion Program.
We regret to inform you that AASD will not be moving forward with the Middle Level Bilingual Immersion Program for the 2017-18 school year due to limited interest.
AASD fully supports 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 2017-18 school year, we will revisit it 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.