The John M. Clayton Elementary School in Frankford will launch a Spanish immersion program for kindergarten students during the 2013-2014 school year.
Kindergarten students selected for the program will spend half of each school day learning in English and the other half of the day learning in Spanish.
Students enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to continue Spanish instruction through fifth grade, before taking Spanish courses at the middle and high school levels.
The program is offered to all students in the Indian River School District, although parents interested in having their child transferred to Clayton Elementary to take part in the Spanish immersion kindergarten class must complete a School Choice application by May 16.
Students will be selected for the program according to criteria determined by the state and specified in district policy JECC-A, which can be found at www.irsd.net.
A series of open houses and tours for the Spanish immersion program will be held at Clayton Elementary at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on April 17 and April 18.
For more information, contact Clayton Elementary Principal Char Hopkins at (302) 732-3808 or Audrey Carey, the district’s supervisor of elementary education at (302) 436-1000.