Prince George's County Public Schools
Spanish Immersion & Dual Language

SI Grade Eligible SY2019

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‚Äôs 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
 


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
 

*Students entering grades 1 through 4 interested in available seats should contact Pupil Accounting and School Boundaries at 301-952-6300 between January 2 and May 15. Students will be assessed on knowledge of the Spanish Language up to the current grade level. Proficiency testing will be offered on a seat available basis.

 Questions regarding the Spanish/Dual Language Immersion curriculum should be directed to the Immersion Programs Office at 301-808-5956.