Viejo Elementary School in Mission Viejo invites parents of incoming kindergartners to informational meetings to learn about its Two-Way Spanish Language Immersion Program. Viejo Elementary School is Capistrano Unified School District’s newest school to offer Two-Way Language Immersion Program. In its third year, the program offers students the opportunity to become fluent and literate in both English and Spanish.
Students who attend the Two-Way Language Immersion Program receive instruction in both English and Spanish to develop linguistic and academic competence in both languages. Students from the two language groups (native English and native Spanish speakers) attend class together, learn from one another and support each other’s second language acquisition.
Viejo Elementary School will hold parent information meetings and tours on Wednesday, December 19 and January 9, 16, 23, and 30, in Room 19 at 8:15 a.m.
The Two-Way Spanish Immersion Program is also offered at two other elementary schools: Las Palmas Elementary in San Clemente and San Juan Elementary in San Juan Capistrano. Students can continue their Two-Way Spanish Immersion studies at Marco Forster Middle School in San Juan Capistrano or Bernice Ayers Middle School in San Clemente.
Capistrano Unified also offers Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion at Bergeson Elementary School in Laguna Niguel.
Las Palmas Elementary will hold parent meetings and tours on Tuesday, December 18 and January 15, 22, and 29, in the Multipurpose Room at 8:30 a.m.
San Juan Elementary will hold parent meetings and tours in English on December 13, January 10, 24, 29 and February 7, and in Spanish on Tuesday, January 15, in the Multipurpose Room at 8 a.m.
Bergeson Elementary School will hold informational meetings for its Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Program on January 15, 22, 29, and February 12, in the Multipurpose Room at 8 a.m.
Parents can contact the school directly to reserve a space for the informational meeting and tour. Children must be 5 years old by October 1, 2013, in order to apply for the 2013-14 school year. For more information contact: Viejo Elementary School in Mission Viejo at 949.582-2424, Las Palmas Elementary School in San Clemente at 949.234.5333, San Juan Elementary School in San Juan Capistrano at 949.493.4533 and Bergeson Elementary School in Laguna Niguel at 949.643.1540 or visit www.capousd.org