Houston’s Mandarin immersion school to open fall of 2012
Harvin Moore: Why immersing HISD pupils in Mandarin Chinese will enhance learning, global edge
First-grade classroom in San Diego’s Barnard Chinese Magnet Immersion School, showing both the use of physical activities and songs to reinforce learning, and also the diversity of the school, which is 38 percent Latino, 36 percent Anglo, 16 percent African-American, and 10 percent other.
- About HISD’s Mandarin Chinese School
HISD’s first ever Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School will open in time for the 2012-2013 school year, the Board of Education decided unanimously at its December monthly meeting.
The school will be located at the site of the former Holden Elementary School, 812 W. 28th St., and will initially serve students in the early elementary school grades, with additional grades to be added in subsequent years.
The school will serve youngsters from throughout the district, and transportation will be provided.
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