Starting in the 2011-2012 school year, Spring Lake piloted a Dual Language immersion program in first grade. The program expanded to the following grades each year with Kindergarten being added in the 2012-2013 school year. Spring Lake currently has Dual Language classrooms in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. The program goal is to develop and maintain grade-level language proficiency in English and Spanish, was well as academic achievement in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies for English Language Learners. The instructional program is a 60/40 model, meaning approximately 60% of the instruction will be in English and 40% of the instruction will be in the target language (Spanish). The goal of the program population will be half English-dominant and half Spanish-dominant.
How do you get to participate in the Dual Language program at Spring Lake? Applications are available through the school office.