Enrollment for 2017-2018 Kindergarten Spanish Immersion
Enrollment closed on February 25, 2017, to form classes and may re-open if spaces remain.
Paper copies of the forms are also available at Forest View and Lino Lakes STEM schools. Forms may be returned at Kindergarten Round Up on Feb. 7th, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off at the school in which you are enrolling your child. Families will be notified of enrollment status the week of February 27th.
There will be an optional Kindergarten Spanish Immersion informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. on January 30, 2017, in room C15 at the Central Learning Center (CLC) to provide an overview of the program and answer any questions you may have. Click here for a map to the CLC. If you have general questions regarding Kindergarten, please visit the Kindergarten page under the Teaching & Learning tab.
This program is completely optional and is tuition free with transportation provided. Spanish Immersion will be available to any kindergarten student who resides in the school district, and it will also be an option for Open Enrollment students from other parts of the metro area.
Further enrollment inquiries may be made directly to the building principals:
Lino Lakes STEM School - Ronald Burris 651-982-8851 email@example.com
Forest View Elementary - Scott Urness 651-982-8201 firstname.lastname@example.org
Language immersion is an educational approach in which students are taught the curriculum content through the medium of a second language. In this way, immersion students not only learn the content, but also gain knowledge of the language in which it is taught.
Forest Lake Area Schools Partial Immersion Program
The uniqueness of the immersion program is that Spanish is not taught as a separate subject. Instead, Spanish becomes the language of instruction for part of the curriculum. Students then acquire Spanish through interesting and meaningful activities in the language as they learn the concepts of the various subjects included in the elementary curriculum. Research studies show that learning a second language at an early age has a positive effect on intellectual growth and leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and improved listening skills.
Our immersion program operates as a school-within-a-school at both the elementary and secondary levels. This means that each group of immersion students is considered important and essential members of the entire student body. Students who participate in the elementary program have the opportunity to continue in immersion programming through junior and senior high school.
Important Links & Information about the Spanish Immersion Program