What Alumni are Saying...
"French Immersion is a program that shaped my life. I was enrolled the year it began and my classmates and I quickly became family. Not only were we taught in a wonderful new language, but we learned about our French heritage and connected organically with our culture. I always knew there was something special about us and the way that we were educated. We had an advantage, given our young age, to absorb as much of the language as possible. Due to this advanced learning program, our scholastic achievements often surpassed those of our non-Immersion classmates throughout our academic careers. We were also able to forge a bond of lifetime friendship with those whom we shared this unique experience."
-Megan Lindsey; World Language Alumna
Spanish Immersion at Alice Boucher
Growing up Bilingual!
The Alice Boucher Spanish Immersion Academy uses the Immersion method to teach children their elementary content knowledge through a second language. Children are taught core subjects in the chosen language with the exception of English Language Arts. Immersion begins as early as preschool, and continues through high school where students may qualify for a special endorsement on their diploma, The Seal of Biliteracy, which will demonstrate their superior language abilities to colleges, universities, and/or trade schools.
In the fall of 2008, we began a dual-language component in our Spanish program. This method places children who speak Spanish at home as their first language into the classroom with children who speak English at home. Research has shown this method improves the English of the Spanish-speakers, while improving the Spanish of the English-speakers.
Spanish immersion education actually helps your child develop a healthier brain and enables them to become stronger students, as demonstrated through much research.
While in middle school, students take credit and placement exams which will allow them to continue studying upper-level Spanish in high school.
Transportation is provided to Boucher Spanish Immersion Academy throughout the district through designated stops. If your family requires transportation assistance, please verify the availability of convenient satellite stops near you.