Spanish Immersion Program
At Sandpiper Elementary
In Sandpiper Elementary's immersion program, English-speaking students will spend half of the instructional school day learning subjects in Spanish and the other half learning in English. Students undertake the same rigorous school curriculum in both halves of the day, with the same learning outcomes expected. The program is designed for students in grades K-6, as well as an immersion program for 4-year-old Pre-K children. If you have a student ready for these grades and want to discover more about these programs, please call the Sandpiper Office to schedule a tour.
Starting in 2018, Sandpiper Elementary became an open boundary school, meaning that any Arizona student can apply to the specialized Spanish Immersion program via Open Enrollment.
At Desert Shadows Middle School
The Dual Language Spanish Immersion (DLSI) Program at Desert Shadows Middle School provides students with the 21st century skill set to compete and succeed in a global marketplace. From the moment students step into one of the DLSI classrooms, they are fully immersed in the Spanish language and culture.
DLSI at Desert Shadows features a Science, Social Studies and Spanish block of classes taught completely in Spanish; exploration of Spanish-speaking cultures and societies around the world; conversational skill development; and 1:1 technology along with a Google Jamboard to enhance the learning environment.