Forest Glen School of Spanish Immersion is Lawrence Township Schools’ only elementary language immersion magnet program.
Students attending Forest Glen have the choice of two program options: Full Immersion or Dual Immersion.
The Full Immersion Program is available from kindergarten through grade 12, with kindergarten through 6th grades at Forest Glen. In grades K-2, students receive 80% of their instruction in Spanish and 20% of their instruction is in English. In 3rd grade, students receive 70% of their instruction in Spanish and 30% of their instruction in English. In grades 4, 5 and 6 half of the instructional day is taught in Spanish; the remainder is taught in English. By the end of elementary school, students in the Immersion Program are able to speak, read and write in both English and Spanish.
In Dual Immersion, half of the students in the class are dominant Spanish speakers and half are dominant English speakers. Instruction follows the same percentages as the Full Immersion Program. In Dual Immersion, however, students are purposely mixed in the same classroom to assist each other in language development. By the end of elementary school, students in the Dual Immersion Program are able to speak, read and write in both English and Spanish, as well.
Forest Glen teachers are fluent in the language they use for instruction, and in nearly all situations are dominant speakers of that language.
Along with the language component, the school curriculum uses the Writers’ and Readers’ Workshops, which immerse students in reading and writing. The Five Easy Steps to a Balanced Math Program allows students to apply math skills and reasoning ability to solve real-life problems. The result: Lifelong readers who are able to articulate themselves orally and in writing, and confident mathematicians with a deep conceptual understanding of the subject.
Forest Glen School of Spanish Immersion is proud to be an International Spanish Academy!
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