Interested in the Spanish dual immersion program offered by the Capistrano Unified School District? Mark these dates on your calendar:
According to Principal Doug Kramer, “We are running our tours every Wednesday throughout the month of January. The dates are Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30. All tours start at 8:15 a.m. in Room 19.”
San Juan Elementary
The dates for the parent presentation and tours at San Juan Elementary are Jan. 10 (in English), Jan. 15 (en Español) and Jan. 29 (in English). All tours begin at 8 a.m.
Students who attend the Two-Way Language Immersion Program learn to think, read, write and speak naturally in English and Spanish. They receive instruction in both English and Spanish to develop linguistic and academic competence in both languages. Students from the two language groups (native English and native Spanish speakers) attend class together, learn from one another and support each other's second language acquisition.
Students from around the district are welcome to apply to the program.
Chinese Available Too
The school district also offers a Two-Way program in Mandarin Chinese. Bergeson Elementary School in Laguna Niguel will hold informational meetings for its Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Program on Jan. 15, 22, 29, and Feb. 12, in the multipurpose room. All meetings start at 8 a.m.
According to the district, these are very popular programs, and space is limited. Parents can contact the school directly to reserve a space for the informational meeting and tour. Children must be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2013, to apply for the 2013-14 school year.