Two Way Spanish Immersion Program


Two Way Immersion Program 2018-19

The Verona Area School District is proud to offer the Two-Way Immersion (TWI) program as an option for children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2018. As a part of our district’s mission, “EVERY student MUST be successful”, we recognize and value bilingualism, biliteracy, and cultural identity as assets to nurture and develop.

Two-Way Immersion (TWI) is a model of bilingual education in which children spend half of their school day learning academic content in Spanish and the other half in English to develop academic skills, language proficiency in both languages, and cross-cultural competence. The linguistic make-up of TWI classrooms consists of approximately 50% students from Spanish-speaking homes and 50% students from English-speaking homes (including homes in which a language other than Spanish is spoken).

Families from all attendance areas in the district may request placement in the TWI program. Students who live in the Glacier Edge and Stoner Prairie school attendance areas have preferential placement in the TWI program at Glacier Edge while students who live in the Country View and Sugar Creek school attendance areas have preferential placement in the TWI program at Sugar Creek. VASD provides transportation to students in the TWI program per Board policy.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to meeting you and accompanying you on your child’s journey to becoming bilingual.


Sincerely,

Laurie Burgos, Director
Bilingual Programs & Instructional Equity
(608)845-4312

Alexis Nass, K-5 ELL/Bilingual Coordinator
(608)497-2159