Spanish Immersion Program

THE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES OF MMUUSD ARE IN YEAR THREE OF OUR SPANISH IMMERSION PROGRAM. THIS POPULAR PROGRAM CURRENTLY HAS A KINDERGARTEN, A GRADE 1, AND A GRADE 2 CLASSROOM. OUR IMMERSION PROGRAM CLASSROOMS ARE LOCATED AT JERICHO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN JERICHO, VT.

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Incoming Parent Information Slideshow (for 19-20 school year)

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Immersion look like? 

In grades K -2, students receive instruction in Spanish 90% of the time. As students move through the grades, instruction in English increases each year. Spanish Immersion teachers use the same curriculum as other teachers at their grade level, with some adaptations specifically for Spanish literacy. The goal of this program is that students will become bilingual and biliterate, and act as culturally-educated citizens of the world.

How do I enroll my student?
Currently we are accepting incoming Kindergarten students from Jericho, Underhill, Bolton and Richmond. The enrollment process is as follows:

  • Parent or guardian submits a school choice application. 
  • Applications are accepted from February 14, 2020 - March 27, 2020.
  • MMUUSD Administrators follow the MMUUSD School Choice Policy for Grades K-8 using the guidance of the MMUUSD School Choice Guidelines for Grades K-8. It is notable that sibling priority, identified in the guidelines as the highest priority, will be followed. 
  • Placement notification will be mailed to families on April 17, 2020

Selection will be done through a lottery system. 

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*Tuition opportunities will only be available should there be zero students on the waitlist.

currently Closed for enrollment
 

Will there be transportation?
We will do our best to figure out options for families once we know enrollment and routes. For more information visit Busing Options
 

Can we try it out and withdraw if we're not sure?
Throughout our research one thing was very consistent and that was the need for long-term commitment to the program. The impact of an immersion program takes years to build and thus a commitment to being in the program long-term is important for potential students.
 

Additional Resources

For more information please contact Ben White at ben.white@mmuusd.org or by calling (802) 434-2128.