NorthPointe's Secondary Continuing Spanish Immersion Program extends through 8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year and will continue to grow a grade level per year.
As with PreK-5th Grade Immersion Program, NorthPointe’s Secondary Continuing Immersion Program has a strong commitment to excellence and best practices in immersion learning. NPC will continue to use the expertise of add.a.lingua, whose model of immersion is based on thorough research and proven student outcomes. We believe this third party accountability will help NPC reach our program goals of:
<> Academic achievement equal to or greater than monolingual peers
<> High degree of proficiency in both Spanish and English language
<> Increased cross-cultural sensitivity
Ultimately, NorthPointe looks forward to graduating fully bilingual students who are “equipped to impact their world for Jesus Christ.”
NorthPointe’s Secondary Continuing Immersion Program will build on the current PreK-5th immersion model in a move to an English/Spanish split. Students will be with their English language counterparts for the first part of the day; the second half of the day students will learn language arts, history, and Spanish academic enrichment with a Spanish-speaking teacher.
“NorthPointe Christian School is going to build on the solid foundation these immersion students have, and is really positioned to be a leader in the area. We’re thrilled to continue to link arms with them,” - add.a.lingua co-founder Lilah Ambrosi.
Continuing Immersion students will still participate in the other exciting initiatives that take place in NorthPointe’s middle school such as Middle School Marketplace (an intercurricular business creation), J-term, Empty Bowls, our school play, and other school-wide activities.