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World Language at NNPS

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Dual Language Immersion Program

Newport News Public Schools is pleased to offer an exciting program housed at Saunders Elementary School and Watkins Early Childhood Center: Dual Language Immersion (DLI). The program is open to pre-K and kindergarten students that are zoned for Palmer or Saunders elementary schools, and transportation is provided from Palmer zone to Saunders. The school district’s DLI program offers students instruction in English and Spanish. Once accepted into the program, students can continue through middle and high school.

In the DLI program, both native English and native Spanish-speaking students will learn content from the NNPS curriculum and meet all Standards of Learning, with half of the content presented in Spanish and the other half in English. The program will grow over time into a full pre-K-12 program housed at one early childhood center, one elementary school, one middle school and one high school.

Applications for the 2019-20 school year are due by May 20, 2019, and may be returned to the school or to Susanna Bailey at the NNPS Central Administration Building at 12465 Warwick Blvd or by email at susanna.bailey@nn.k12.va.us.

Programa de Inmersión de Doble Idioma en la Escuela Primaria Saunders y Watkins ECC

Programa de Inmersion de Doble Idioma LogoLas Escuelas Públicas de Newport News están felices de ofrecer un programa muy fascinante alojado en la escuela primaria Saunders y el Centro de Temprana Edad Watkins: Inmersión de Doble Idioma (DLI, por sus siglas en inglés). El programa está abierto para estudiantes que están en zona para las escuelas Palmer o Saunders desde pre-k y kínder y transportación es proporcionada desde la zona de Palmer hasta Saunders. El programa de DLI del distrito escolar ofrece a estudiantes instrucciones en inglés y español. Una vez aceptado al programa, estudiantes pueden continuar a través de las escuelas de media y secundaria.

En el programa DLI, tantos estudiantes hablantes nativos de español y estudiantes hablantes nativos de inglés aprenderán el contenido del plan de estudios de NNPS y cumple todos los Estándares de Aprendizaje, con la mitad del contenido presentado en español, y la otra mitad en inglés. El programa crecerá con el tiempo en un programa pre-K-12 (de pre-Kínder a 12 grado) alojado en un centro de temprana edad, una escuela primaria, una escuela intermedia y una escuela secundaria.

Elementary Programs

World Language: Elementary Programs

Introduction to World Language – Offered by Gifted Services, this introduction to world language offers students the opportunity to become familiar with French, German, and Spanish.

Classes are offered one day a week at
the following schools:

  • An Achievable Dream Academy
  • B. C. Charles Elementary
  • Carver Elementary
  • General Stanford Elementary
  • Greenwood Elementary
  • Hidenwood Elementary
  • Kiln Creek Elementary
  • Lee Hall Elementary
  • Nelson Elementary
  • Palmer Elementary
  • Richneck Elementary
  • Riverside Elementary
  • Sanford Elementary
  • Saunders Elementary
  • Sedgefield Elementary
  • Yates Elementary

Hilton Elementary offers weekly instruction in Spanish in grades 3-5.

Dutrow Elementary is a Global Studies Magnet school. Students receive some instruction in basic French and Spanish and are introduced to other cultures and languages around the world. Class meets once per week for all grades K-5.

Middle School Programs

World Language: Middle School Programs

The middle school world language program is designed to offer introductory or one-and two-year high school credit courses for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students interested in world language. Successful completion of Level I or both Level IA and Level IB classes will result in one high school credit.

The following courses are available in middle school (offerings may vary by site):

French -- Levels I, IA, IB

German -- Levels I, IA, IB

Spanish -- Levels I, IA, IB

Introduction to World Language – This course is designed to provide an introduction to French, German, and Spanish to sixth and seventh grade students interested in World Language study.

High School ProgramsWorld Language: High School Programs

The high school world language program is designed to provide students an in-depth language study in comprehension, listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the target language. Additionally, world language courses at the high school level fulfill advanced diploma requirements, and help provide a global perspective to students and their curriculum.

The following high school courses are offered: (Offerings may vary by site)

French – Levels I, II, III, IV(Honors), AP (Advanced

German -- Levels I, II, III, IV(Honors), AP (Advanced Placement)

Spanish -- Levels I, II, III, IV(Honors), AP (Advanced Placement)

Latin Levels I, II, III, AP (Advanced Placement) currently offered at Menchville High School.

Advanced PlacementWorld Language: Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement Program® (AP) is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools and colleges and universities. Students who participate in the program not only gain college-level skills, but in many cases also earn college credit while they are still in high school. AP courses are taught by dedicated and enthusiastic high school teachers who follow course guidelines developed and published by the College Board.

AP Program Facts

  • The AP Program offers 35 courses in 20 subject areas,
    including: French Language, German
    Language, Latin: Vergil, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature
  • Nearly 60 percent of U.S. high schools participate in the AP Program
  • In 2005, 2.1 million AP Exams were administered worldwide.
  • Newport News Public School AP students participate in the AP exam at no cost
  • Over 90 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities have an AP policy granting incoming students credit, placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam grades

The Courses: Facts

  • The Course Description of each AP course is revisited on a regular basis through curriculum surveys. These surveys of college courses verify that each AP course covers the breadth of information, skills, types of activities, and assignments found in the corresponding college courses.
  • Local high school AP courses must be approved by the College Board by submitting an AP Course Audit form and course syllabus.
  • Students whose AP grades exempt them from introductory college courses typically do better in subsequent higher-level courses than those students who take the introductory college course.
  • More AP Information