Two-Way Spanish Immersion Program
In Braddock’s two-way Spanish Immersion program, students spend half their day learning in English and half their day learning in Spanish. It is open only to in-boundary kindergarten students. Upon availability, Spanish speaking students in 1st through 3rd grades may register for the program. Half of the students come from homes where Spanish is spoken; half come from homes where English is spoken.
The students who speak English learn literacy skills that are currently taught in English, as well as literacy skills taught in Spanish. Through this exposure, they acquire the Spanish language. Students who speak Spanish are developing English language skills while also developing literacy and content area skills in their home language. The curriculum follows the Fairfax County Public Schools Program of Studies.