The Anchorage School District’s Spanish Two-Way Partial Immersion Program is a “school-within-a-school” program at Government Hill Elementary School. The Spanish Two-Way Partial Immersion Program continues into Romig Middle and West High Schools. The two-way immersion program model is a program of choice for both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking parents who would like their children to have the advantage of becoming proficient in two languages (English and Spanish) by the time they complete the kindergarten through 12th grade sequence of the two-way immersion program. In a two-way program native English speakers and native Spanish speakers learn together and from one another.
Beginning in kindergarten, students have a “team” of two teachers, an English-speaking teacher and a native-speaking or near-native speaking Spanish teacher. Students are “immersed” for one-half of their school day in a total Spanish language experience within a multicultural setting. Students acquire Spanish language in a natural way in everyday classroom situations while developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. In the immersion model, students learn content, i.e. science and social studies in Spanish. Students become proficient in both English and Spanish.
January 1, 2016 - Lottery system will begin accepting applications for the 2016/2017 lottery.
Our program offers parent visitation dates. Parent visitation is mandatory for at least one of the parents/guardians of a child applying for the Spanish Immersion lottery. Please contact our school to schedule a parent visitation on one of the following dates: On Tuesdays, the meetings last approximately 1 hour.
Feb. 07 at 9:30am Feb. 14 at 9:30am Feb. 21 at 9:30am Feb. 28 at 9:30am
* Please note that there are two lotteries for the Government Hill Two-Way Program: one for English speakers (you are here) and one for Spanish speakers.
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