Spanish Immersion Information
The Davis Joint Unified School District’s Spanish Immersion Program began in the 1982-83 school year with one class of kindergarten and first grade students. The program has flourished and grown over the years. Currently, our program serves over 740 students, spread through three campuses; our K-6 whole-immersion site, César Chávez Elementary, a K-3 satellite immersion strand at Marguerite Montgomery Elementary, and secondary Spanish immersion classes (language and Social Studies) in grades 7th through 9th at Emerson Junior High School.
In 2007, our district received a federal (FLAP) grant and is in the process of updating our Spanish Immersion Program and drafting a new Master Plan. The purpose of a Master Plan is to guide the development of program policies and practices. This Spanish Immersion Master Plan provides the Davis Board of Education, the school district administration and Spanish Immersion community with a framework to assess accomplishments and challenges and determine the program’s direction.
Spanish Immersion Program sites:
Foreign Language Assistance Program Grant:
The FLAP Immersion Collaborative/District Advisory Committee is currently working on updating the master plan document for our Spanish Immersion Program. The whole immersion community is invited to participate in this process. Check our Events Listing for monthly meeting times/locations, and our FLAP Office page to receive updated information and related documents.
2/26/2010: The FLAP Office and Spanish Immersion Collaborative has submited its Spanish Languange Immersion Master Plan proposal (approved by the Immersion Collaborative on 2/2/2010) to the DJUSD Board of Education and will be making a presentation on 3/4/2010!!
For more on this two-year process, visit the FLAP Immersion Collaborative/District Advisory Committee web page.