What happens in middle and high school after completing the elementary immersion program?
The middle school Chinese immersion program introduces flexibility for students and families. Students may choose to continue in their immersive Mandarin studies by signing up for the middle school Chinese Language Arts (CLA) course. This is the main course in which students receive explicit instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students may choose to also enroll in up to two semester electives for a deeper immersion experience. Students will have the option to enroll in Chinese immersion STEAM or Humanities. More information about the middle school experience is available on the district website. As the Chinese Immersion program develops and students complete the elementary and middle school immersion curriculum, the district plans to implement a continuing immersion program high school level.