What Parents are Saying...
"My daughter Emma has been in the World Languages Immersion Pathway for 4 years now, and we have loved every aspect! Not only is she fluent in a language other than her native tongue, but the concept of this pathway has also taught her patience and strengthened her ability to use context clues and other problem solving techniques which will help her excel in life outside of the classroom."
-Alisha Lopez; World Languages Parent
Spanish Immersion at Alice Boucher
Growing up Bilingual!
The Alice Boucher Spanish Immersion Academy uses the Immersion method to teach children their elementary content knowledge through a second language. Children are taught core subjects in the chosen language with the exception of English Language Arts. Immersion begins as early as preschool, and continues through high school where students may qualify for a special endorsement on their diploma, The Seal of Biliteracy, which will demonstrate their superior language abilities to colleges, universities, and/or trade schools.
In the fall of 2008, we began a dual-language component in our Spanish program. This method places children who speak Spanish at home as their first language into the classroom with children who speak English at home. Research has shown this method improves the English of the Spanish-speakers, while improving the Spanish of the English-speakers.
Spanish immersion education actually helps your child develop a healthier brain and enables them to become stronger students, as demonstrated through much research.
While in middle school, students take credit and placement exams which will allow them to continue studying upper-level Spanish in high school.
Transportation is provided to Boucher Spanish Immersion Academy throughout the district through designated stops. If your family requires transportation assistance, please verify the availability of convenient satellite stops near you.