K-6th Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program
Schilling Elementary School
Starting in the 2020-2021 school year, Newark Unified School District will be offering a Spanish Dual Language Immersion program. The timeline for the K-6th program is:
|School Year||Eligible Grades|
|2020-2021||K – 1st Grade|
|2021-2022||K – 2nd Grade|
|2022-2023||K – 3rd Grade|
|2023-2024||K – 4th Grade|
|2024-2025||K – 5th Grade|
|2025-2026||K – 6th Grade|
The Newark Unified School District in partnership with the community will be a model of world-class education that develops the unique abilities of every student.
The goal is for our students to become proficient in two languages: Spanish and English. The program will give students an opportunity to become bi-literate and bi-cultural. Using Spanish and English as the vehicle of instruction, students will be able to communicate effectively in both languages and to achieve academic proficiency that meets or exceeds the State Standards in all academic areas.
The Spanish Dual Immersion Program is open to non English-speaking and English-speaking students. Immersion education is an alternative educational model designed to provide student with fluency and literacy in two languages. Students in the Immersion program are taught using the same California State Standards as all other students in the district.
K-6th Spanish Dual Immersion program will be offered at Schilling Elementary School, 36901 Spruce Street, Newark, CA 94560.
Why Dual Language Immersion?
For over 30 years, research in Canada and the United States has documented the impressive development of second language fluency and academic achievement of children in immersion programs.
Research shows that developing two languages during the elementary school years, students will have opportunities to:
- Have a positive effect on intellectual growth and cognitive development.
- Improve understanding of his/her native language.
- Develop positive cultural identity and understanding of other cultures.
- Increase job opportunities in many careers where knowing another language is a real asset.
- Develop a lifelong ability to approach problem-solving from multiple perspectives.
- Lay the groundwork to receive the seal of bi-literacy on their diploma.
Who can enroll in this program?
All students are eligible to enroll in the Immersion program in K through first grade. All Immersion enrollment is dependent upon space availability.
Registration for the program follows district procedures, including Open Enrollment and Inter-district Transfer. Transfer requests are available for students living outside the Schilling Attendance area. Space is limited and there is no guarantee that every child will be admitted.
Parents interested in enrolling their children in the Spanish Dual Immersion Program should complete the application and submit to the District Office beginning February 3, 2020.
Applications will NOT be accepted at the school site.
Newark Unified School District
5715 Musick Avenue
For questions about registration call: (510) 818-4202