Spanish Immersion Program
The schools and communities of MMMUSD are in year two of our Spanish immersion program. this popular program currently has a Kindergarten and a grade 1 classroom. Our immersion program classrooms are located at Jericho Elementary School in Jericho, VT.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is your program fully immersive?
In grades K -2, 100% of instruction occurs in Spanish.
In grade 3, instruction occurs 80% in Spanish and 20% in English.
As the students become increasingly bilingual, the instruction in the Spanish language decreases and instruction in English increases.
Grade 4 - 60% Spanish 40% English
Grade 5 - 50% Spanish 50% English
How do I enroll my student?
Currently we are looking only for incoming Kindergarten students from Jericho, Underhill, Bolton or Richmond. The enrollment process is as follows:
- Families will follow guidelines outlined in MMMUSD School Choice process
- Placement notification will come by March
Selection will be done through a lottery system. There are three slots for each school community (UID, UCS, JES, RES, and SMS) and two "at large" slots.
All unused slots will go back into the lottery for that school community or the total group submissions. If the interest for this pilot class significantly exceeds the capacity of one classroom, we will examine configuration and work to accommodate as many families as we can.
*Tuition opportunities will only be available should there be zero students on the waitlist.
Will there be transportation?
We will do our best to figure out options for families once we know enrollment and routes. For more information visit Busing Options
Can we try it out and withdraw if we're not sure?
Throughout our research one thing was very consistent and that was the need for long-term commitment to the program. The impact of an immersion program takes years to build and thus a commitment to being in the program long-term is important for potential students.
For more information please contact Kendra Rickerby at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (802) 434-2128