Spanish Immersion Program at Lincoln Elementary School

What is the Spanish Immersion Program at Lincoln? 

The Spanish Immersion Program at Lincoln Elementary school is an approach to promote biliteracy bilingualism and high levels of academic achievement, in both Spanish and English. These goals are achieved by teaching content in both languages.  Students will develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in both languages, while mastering the same rigorous academic content as all students at Lincoln School. In addition, students will develop an understanding, appreciation and respect for culture.

Who is this program for?

The program is designed for families in the Lincoln community who would like their children to participate in Spanish Language learning.  Knowledge of Spanish is not required to enter the program.

How are students entered into the program? 

To enter the program families need to register for kindergarten and select participation in the lottery.  A public  lottery is held in August. Access into the program after the lottery has been held, is based on openings at each grade level.  When there is an opening for a student (s) to enter in grades k-5, he or she will have their Spanish skills assessed, in order to determine if they are within the acceptable range for the grade they will enter.  Submitting interest in the program does not guarantee a slot in the program. 

What about siblings? 

Siblings of current Spanish Immersion participants are automatically accepted into the program. 

How do you screen students for entry into the program?

Fountas and Pinnell Reading Assessment and Standards-base STAMP

For more information see Spanish Immersion Handbook .