Dual Language Immersion Programs Encourage Empathy

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Dual Language Immersion Programs Encourage Empathy

May 08
11:00 2020
Alpine Union School District provides strong Dual Spanish Language Immersion Program at schools.

Alpine Union School District proudly hosts a Dual Spanish Language Immersion School at its Shadow Hills Elementary and a Dual Spanish Language Immersion Program at Joan MacQueen Middle school and Creekside Early Learning Center.

The purpose of our Dual Spanish Language Immersion is to meet the needs of parents who see the value of giving children the gift of bilingualism, expand the educational and professional opportunities for students and enhance the learning potential of students by expanding children’s cognitive capacity.

According to NPR, bilingual education positively affects at least six functions of the brain. These functions include attention, empathy, reading, school performance and engagement, diversity and integration, and protection against cognitive decline and dementia.

This dual-language Spanish program is offered to Preschoolers through middle schoolers. It is a 50-50 model, meaning that students are instructed in Spanish at least half of the school-day in core subjects such as reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. The other half of the day students learn to read, write, and speak in English, in addition to learning other core subjects in English.

In order to maximize student achievement goals, a long term commitment to the program (6+ years) is necessary.

Alpine Union School District continues to put students’ excellence first through this program, in addition to teaching the importance of community involvement.

About Alpine Union School District

Alpine Union School District is nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains of east county San Diego and serves approximately 1,750 students in grades K-8. AUSD offers a range of programs including dual spanish immersion, performing arts, homeschool, hybrid learning, robotics, and much more. We pride ourselves on having a “hometown” feel where students and families come first! Alpine Union School District has a rich history, is eager to build upon its traditions, has a strong track record of putting student excellence first. Community participation is a key ingredient which makes Alpine so unique and special.

Visit our website at www.alpineschools.net and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Media Contact
Company Name: Alpine Union School District
Contact Person: Richard Newman
Email: Send Email
Phone: (619) 445-3236
Address:2001 Tavern Rd
City: Alpine
State: CA
Country: United States
Website: www.alpineschools.net

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