Construction will soon be underway for a new campus in Sacramento’s North Natomas neighborhood that will help students become bilingual. The Heredia-Arriaga school will offer a Spanish language immersion program for students. Lisset Mijares, who works for the Natomas Unified School District’s Communications and Family Engagement Department, said research shows that dual-language immersion programs can provide students with academic success at or above grade level. school level in two languages. “We’re going to focus on Spanish. We’re going to start with the 90/10 pattern, which is roughly where kindergartners learn 90% of the content in Spanish and 10% in English, then gradually increase each In fifth grade, we will have a 50/50 English-Spanish content delivery,” Mijares said. According to Accredited Language Services, California has the most Hispanics in the country, and Spanish is second most spoken language in the state with more than 10 million speakers. María Hernández has a child who in a few years will be of school age. Heredia-Arriaga is an option for them. “I think that’s pretty good because for me, as a parent, I don’t focus on teaching the language to my child because I’m so busy. So if they can go to school and learn another language and they can probably teach me something too,” Hernández said, hoping her son can go to that school once he is old enough and create more opportunities. Leaders of the Natomas Unified School District and Sacramento State are working together to host information nights for interested families. Two sessions are planned for the month of May. The school district also receives parent feedback to gather information, potential interest, and feedback from families who are considering enrolling their children. You can complete this survey by May 20, 2022. Groundbreaking for the school began on Saturday. Heredia-Arriaga is expected to open for the 2023-2024 school year for TK and kindergarten students.

Construction will soon be underway for a new campus in Sacramento’s North Natomas neighborhood that will help students become bilingual.

The Heredia-Arriaga school will offer a Spanish language immersion program for students. Lisset Mijares, who works for the Natomas Unified School District’s Communications and Family Engagement Department, said research shows that dual-language immersion programs can provide students with academic success at or above grade level. school level in two languages.

“We’re going to focus on Spanish. We’re going to start with the 90/10 curriculum, which is pretty much for kindergarten students to learn 90% of the content in Spanish and 10% in English, then gradually increase each Year 5, we will have a 50/50 English-Spanish content broadcast,” Mijares said.

According to Accredited language servicesCalifornia has the largest number of Hispanics in the country and Spanish is the second most spoken language in the state with over 10 million speakers.

María Hernández has a child who, in a few years, will be of school age. Heredia-Arriaga is an option for them.

“I think it’s pretty good because for me, as a parent, I don’t focus on teaching my child the language because I’m so busy. So if they can go to the school and learn another language, they’ll probably be able to teach something too,” Hernández said, hoping his son can go to that school once he’s old enough and create more opportunities for himself.

Leaders of the Natomas Unified School District and Sacramento State are working together to host information nights for interested families. There are two sessions scheduled for May.

The school district also receives parent feedback to gather information, potential interest, and feedback from families who are considering enrolling their children. You can complete this survey before May 20, 2022.

The first sod of the school began on Saturday. Heredia-Arriaga is expected to open for the 2023-2024 school year for TK and kindergarten students.

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