Immersion Programs
  • Program Entrance - Spanish

    SPANISH IMMERSION
    Language Immersion is an educational approach in which students are taught the curriculum content through the medium of a second language, Spanish. Children learn their entire core subjects (reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science) in Spanish. 

    Spanish speaking teachers immerse students completely in Spanish as they learn the Prince George’s County Public Schools curriculum. In this way, immersion students not only learn the content, but also gain knowledge of the language in which it is taught.  

    Grades
    Kindergarten only

    Eligibility Requirements
    Early entrance options do not apply therefore:
    Kindergarten applicants must be age 5 by September 1
     
    Locations

    Overlook Elementary*
    Phyllis E. Williams Elementary*

     
    *Students entering grade 1 interested in available seats should contact Pupil Accounting and School Boundaries at 301-952-6300 between January 5 and May 15. Students will be assessed on knowledge of the Spanish Language up to the Kindergarten grade level. Proficiency testing will be offered on a seat available basis. 

    DUAL LANGUAGE
    Dual Language Education is also known as Two Way Immersion. The Spanish Dual Language Program gives equal emphasis to English and non-English language speakers. Students learn Spanish and English through content based instruction in selected core subjects with a cross cultural understanding for both native and non-native speakers. Students read, write, listen and speak in both languages, becoming bilingual, biliterate and bicultural. 

    The benefits of bilingualism are numerous, including greater flexibility in thinking, high rates of academic achievement, and cross-cultural learning and communication. Students will be prepared to compete within the context of the Global Society. The model limits 50% of its seats to native speakers. The program is offered to children entering in kindergarten only through the lottery process. 

    Grades
    Kindergarten only

    Eligibility Requirements
    Early entrance options do not apply therefore:
    Kindergarten applicants must be age 5 by September 1

    Locations
    Cesar Chavez Elementary
    (Proficiency testing will not be offered for this program.) 
     


    Questions regarding the Spanish Immersion/Dual Language curriculum should be directed to the Immersion Office at 301-808-8265.

    - See more at: http://www1.pgcps.org/lottery/index.aspx?id=203418#sthash.wXD001AN.dpuf