Two Way Immersion - LeConte Elementary BUSD

Two Way Immersion

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TWI Consolidation at LeConte

The Two Way Immersion Program (TWI) is now in its tenth year at LeConte, but at it's third year of consolidation. The 2013-14 school year was the first year since the program was recommended for consolidation by the BUSD TWI Task Force and then approved by the BUSD Board in 2012.  The TWI programs at Rosa Parks and Cragmont will continue until their current second graders graduate from 5th grade.

How does the TWI Program Work?

TWI provides an opportunity for children to become fluent and proficient in two languages: Spanish and English. It brings native speakers of Spanish and English together to experience academic and social development in the same classroom. The students gain an understanding of another culture as they learn to speak the language and participate in related enrichment.

In Kindergarten and first grade, the majority of instruction is in Spanish with more English instruction added each year. When the immersion students enter fourth and fifth grade, 50% of the instruction will be in Spanish and 50% will be in English. Students’ proficiency is determined by their ability to speak, read and write in both languages in all curricular areas. Those students who remain in the program through 5th grade, may continue in the Two Way Immersion Program at Longfellow Middle School.

For more information about the TWI Program please see the brochure "Cultivating Bilingualism" and the links on the right column.

For enrollment information please visit the BUSD Admissions Office website.

2017 information nights for LeConte is January 4th at 7pm.

Enrollment applications for the first lottery for kinder students entering 2017-18 are due by Friday, February 3rd 2017!