What is a dual language immersion program?
At CSIA students learn in two languages: Spanish and English.
Dual language immersion includes native speakers of two different languages. Its goal is to develop bilingualism/biliteracy, academic achievement and cross-cultural competencies for all students.
In order to achieve this goal at Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy the percentage of content taught in Spanish and English is different at each grade level.
Kindergarten 80% Spanish 20% English
1st grade 70% Spanish 30% English
2nd grade 60% Spanish 40% English
3rd grade 60% Spanish 40% English
4th grade 50% Spanish 50% English
5th grade 40% Spanish 60% English
6th grade 30% Spanish 70% English