Eanes ISD



Frequently asked questions for the Spanish Language Immersion Pilot Program.

How will Spanish be taught to the students?

Students will be immersed in the Spanish language while learning the core content areas of math, science and social studies. Students will also study Spanish during a target language literacy time.

Will students learn to read and write in Spanish?

Students will practice literacy skills in both Spanish and English.

Will students have homework in Spanish or English?

Typically, kindergarten students are not assigned homework, but books in both languages may be sent home for additional reading practice.

Will students be tested in Spanish or English?

All students will be assessed according to district benchmarks in English. Students in the Spanish Immersion program will take additional assessments to monitor Spanish language acquisition.

Will the students go to Essential Areas (art, music and PE)?


What credentials will the Spanish-speaking teacher hold?

● Appropriate state teaching certification
● Passing standards on a Language Proficiency Assessment
● Classroom teaching experience preferred
● Language immersion experience preferred

Will the students in the program have opportunities to interact with other children in their grade who are not enrolled in the immersion program?

Yes, students in the immersion program will be able to interact with other students in their grade level during recess, specials, field trips and other school events.

How do I sign up my child?

An online application will be available on the district website.

What if I do NOT want my child in the immersion program?

This is a choice program. Parents do not need to complete an application unless they desire to do so.

What type of instruction will students who are NOT in the immersion program receive?

All kindergarten students will learn the Texas TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) and the Eanes District Guaranteed Viable Curriculum regardless of placement.

What if there are more applications than available openings?

Student placement in the program will be based on a first-come, first-served basis for children who reside in the attendance area. In each grade level, the first 44 families to apply for the program will be admitted, assuming all criteria in the application are met. If the 44 available spots are not filled by resident students, other students may be eligible according to time and date of application as well as the stated criteria.

What if there are too few applications? Will the program dissolve?

Due to the feedback we have already received, we do not anticipate lack of interest or enrollment in the program.

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