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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.

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Incoming Parent Information Slideshow (for 19-20 school year)

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Immersion look like? 

In grades K -1, students receive instruction in Spanish 90% of the time. As students move through the grades, instruction in English increases by about 10% each year. Spanish Immersion teachers use the same curriculum as other teachers at their grade level, with some adaptations specifically for Spanish literacy. The goal of this program is that students will become bilingual and biliterate, and act as culturally-educated citizens of the world.

How do I enroll my student?
Currently we are accepting incoming Kindergarten students from Jericho, Underhill, Bolton and Richmond. The enrollment process is as follows:

  • Parent or guardian submits a school choice application. 
  • Applications are accepted from December 3, 2018 - February 15, 2019.
  • MMMUSD Administrators follow the MMMUSD School Choice Policy for Grades K-8 using the guidance of the MMMUSD School Choice Guidelines for Grades K-8. It is notable that sibling priority, identified in the guidelines as the highest priority, will be followed. 
  • Placement notification will be mailed to families on March 8, 2019

Selection will be done through a lottery system. There are four slots for each school community (UCS, JES, RES, and SMS) and two "at large" slots for a class size of 18 students. 

If a school community does not have 4 applications for their slots, unused slots will go into the lottery for the "at large" spots. 
*Tuition opportunities will only be available should there be zero students on the waitlist.

currently Closed for enrollment
 

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.
 

Additional Resources

For more information please contact Kendra Rickerby at kendra.rickerby@cesuvt.org or by calling (802) 434-2128