Two Way Immersion
TO APPLY: Attend a Two Way Immersion Meeting in the Spring.
Thursday May 11, 2017 at 3:30 in AHP Library
Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 5:30 in the AHP Library
TWI applications available in the Main Office.
Fill out the application. Submit during meeting or to main office.
Lottery process to enter - Notification of placement in program sent in AUGUST!
Two-way Immersion Philosophy Statement
Immersion (TWI) prepares students to be leaders in our world. TWI promotes bilingualism, biliteracy,
cross-cultural competency and high academic standards. It empowers students to communicate and
broaden their understanding of the world through community relationships at
home, at school and in their neighborhood.
Proficiency in two languages allows students to communicate with family
Additive bilingualism enriches and
protects the home language while learning a second language. Research demonstrates that students have
higher long-term achievement as well as greater self-confidence and positive
self-image when they have a solid academic base in their native language.
programs provide students equal access to the curriculum in both English and
the target language. Rigorous and
relevant instruction in two languages creates multiple opportunities for
speaking, listening, reading, and writing to achieve high academic standards. Instruction in the target language equalizes
the status of both languages. Cognitive,
linguistic, and critical thinking skills in two languages are an integral part
of TWI. Highly qualified, well-trained
and culturally competent teachers are crucial to the success of our diverse
student population. Staff development
must be purposeful, research-based, and ongoing.
TWI prepares students with the
foundation to lead societies, develop their knowledge, achieve while improving
partnerships in home, school, and community.
Students will benefit in the long term with expanded career options and