Our goal is to open the eyes and minds of the students to other important cultures. We want our students to learn Spanish well and use it in the community to help form a sense of unity in our society.
The research is clear: Immersion programs, in which students spend at least 50 percent of their time learning in a second language, work amazingly well in developing students’ fluency and skills.
Please email Alexsis Booher if you have any questions (Alexsis_Booher@ccpsnet.net).
Your child will learn to effectively converse, write, listen, and read in a second language. Your child will be in an environment where he/she will be able to listen and speak in Spanish on a regular basis about a variety of topics including culture of Spanish-speaking countries. The main benefit of the Immersion program is that your son or daughter will graduate bilingual and biliterate as we offer a variety of classes in Spanish that are only offered in English in other high schools.
The student must be enrolled in Spanish I, II or III, or be a native speaker of Spanish with some knowledge of basic written grammar. It is recommended that the student have a good grasp of the subject and maintain a high grade in his/her language and math classes.
Apply using the SchoolMint online application October 14-December 2: https://ccpsopportunities.com/login
The Spanish immersion application requires a 250 word personal statement and two recommendations from your current middle school Spanish teacher and one of your choice. Your personal statement should describe why you are interested in the Spanish Immersion center. There will also be an in person interview required. This will be in late January or early February.
Online applications will be available OCTOBER 14th, on the CCPS/Specialty Center website. You will submit your application using the SchoolMint application program. Follow directions on SchoolMint to complete your application.
Applications must be submitted by December 2nd.
Teacher recommendations due through SchoolMint by your teachers.
Acceptance offers and wait list offers will be posted on March 10th.
Student acceptances due by March 27th.
When you enter into the Spanish Immersion Center, doors will open. It is up to you to step in! Every year there are many chances to learn outside of the classroom and visit many exciting places where you can use your Spanish.
The Lancer Padres Booster Club is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote, support, and foster the advancement of the Center for Spanish Immersion and the education of the Spanish language and culture by providing funding and volunteer services to enrich formal education and community cultural experiences.
The goal of Lancer Padres is to provide scholarships for students to study abroad, supply teachers with additional resources, and to provide students with additional learning experiences through community activities and field trips. The Lancer Padres are present at almost all Spanish Immersion activities! They assist with recruitment events, the Winter Party, Interview Day and the End of the Year Ceremony.