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Sandy, Utah. Population 87,000. Immersion schools: 8

October 12, 2014

I know it can sometimes seem the only place I post about is Utah. But dear heavens, they are really the place in the country that’s doing immersion the most intensively. This is just one town, with a population of 87,461, and it’s got eight immersion elementary schools. That’s more than some states!

Canyons district taking dual immersion program application

Published: Thursday, Oct. 2 2014 2:46 p.m. MDT

Updated: yesterday

I know it sometimes seem the only place I post about is Utah

Alta View Elementary first-graders learn Spanish in Sandy Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Canyons School District has started accepting applications to its dual language immersion programs for the 2015-2016 school year.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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SANDY — Canyons School District has started accepting applications to its dual language immersion programsfor the 2015-16 school year. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Parents and guardians who have questions about the programs are invited to attend a Parent Information Night on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Canyons Support Services Center, 9361 S. 300 East. The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the facility’s Professional Development Center.

Canyons offers eight elementary dual language immersion programs: Mandarin Chinese-English programs are at Draper, Lone Peak and Ridgecrest elementary schools; French-English programs are at Butler and Oak Hollow elementary schools; and Spanish-English classes are taught at Alta View, Silver Mesa and Midvale elementary schools.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Peter Balsamo permalink
    October 12, 2014 1:23 pm

    My daughter is enrolled in a Mandarin Chinese partial immersion program so I’ve found these postings very helpful. Also, Elizabeth’s book is a wonderful resource. Does anyone have an email address for Elizabeth? I would like to contact her about helping us with a conference call with the parents of the 3rd grade immersion students.

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