Chinese Immersion

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Grade Levels:

 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade


Informational Video about Immersion


http://www.youtube.com/user/UtahPublicEducation?feature=watch

 
History at Lone Peak:



Lone Peak Elementary established their Chinese Immersion Program during the 2009 - 2010 school year with 50 students. Since then we have added 56 more students each year and currently have Chinese Immersion classrooms in first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grades.  Our original 50 students will be moving to sixth grade in the middle schools for the 2014-2015 school year and 56 more students will join us in first grade. Roughly 280 students of our 700+ student body is participating in our immersion program.  We have found a tremendous amount of success and are very proud of what our students have accomplished over the last few years.  School officials from all over the United States as well as officials from France, Korea, the Fiji Islands, and many other locations have traveled here to see what we accomplishing each day. We have also had local reporters, The New York Times, and Time Magazine here to do stories on our program and immersion in general.  Our teachers truly have made this program one worth celebrating.


Information and FAQ:



Who Can Participate?:
 Admittance into the immersion program here at Lone Peak and throughout Canyons District is done through a lottery system managed by Canyons School District.  Students enter into the immersion program in 1st grade and remain in the program here at Lone Peak through 5th grade.  Your child will then continue participating in the dual language program in middle school.  

Parent Information Meeting:  If you are curious about the immersion program here at Lone Peak, or any of the programs throughout Canyons District, please attend the parent information meeting on October 30, 2014.  The meeting is a general meeting about immersion programs and provides you answers to many of the questions you may have as well as the opportunity to ask school administrators specific questions about their programs.  The meeting will be held at the district office near Jordan Commons - 9361 South 300 East.

Application Process:  Each year, the application window typically opens at the end of September and typically closes the third week of November.  The lottery window for the 2014-2015 school year runs from September 30, 2014 to November 26, 2014.  Visit this website for applications and other information regarding dual language immersion in Canyons School District. http://csdworldlanguage.weebly.com/elementary-dual-language-immersion.html

Lottery: 
School and district personnel will determine the number of spaces that will be available for in-boundary students, as well as spaces for out-of-boundary students. The number of spaces available in each category is based on the school’s enrollment capacity and may be different at each school, depending on the needs of the school to maintain the traditional and dual immersion programs.  In the lottery process, special consideration will be given to:

  • Students with a sibling already in the DI program.  
  • Students with parents that work on staff at the DI school. 
  • Students that speak, read and write the target language at an appropriate level of proficiency (as determined by a  proficiency screening).    
  • Students who are transferring from an out-of-district comparable dual language immersion program.


Right for My Child?:  This is a decision that needs to be made within your family and done for each child.  Although this program may be perfect for one of your children, it may not be the best for your other child.  Consider each child individually and speak to his/her kindergarten teacher.  However, dual language immersion programs may not be an appropraite educational option for children experiencing significant communication delays in their primary language.

 
Typical Immersion Day: 

Grades 1 - 3:

  • Students in grades 1-3 spend half of their day studying math, Chinese literacy and other content areas (science, social studies, P.E., art, music) in their target language of Chinese.  They spend the other half of their day studying language arts, and receiving math reinforcement, as well as studying the other content areas listed above in English.

Daily Schedule Pie Chart - Grades 1-3

Grades 4 & 5:

  • Students in grades 4 and 5 spend half of their day studying Chinese literacy, and receive math reinforcement, as well as studying the other content areas (science, social studies, P.E., art, music) in thier target language of Chinese.  They spend the other half of their day studying math and language arts in English and also receive instruction in other content areas.

Daily Schedule Pie Chart - Grades 4&5

 


 Chinese Immersion - 1st Grade

 Mrs. Diane Bringhurst
 Mrs. Claudia Petersen
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 Chinese Immersion - 2nd Grade

 Miss Zoe Wang
 Mrs. Mekelle Hogensen
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 Chinese Immersion - 3rd Grade

 Mrs. Katie Redd
 Mrs. Ann Marie Sherman
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Mrs. Summer Wu
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 Chinese Immersion - 4th Grade

 Mrs. Patty Chung
 Mrs. Michele Micklesen
 801-826-8650  801-826-8650
   

Class Website - Mrs. Chung
 

 Chinese Immersion - 5th Grade

 Ms. Anabeth Zhong
 Mrs. Corbi Van Wagoner
 801-826-8650  801-826-8650

 

 

Class Website - Mrs. Van Wagoner