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Center for Spanish Immersion

Welcome to the Center for Spanish Immersion

Our goal is to open the eyes and minds of the students to other important cultures. We want our students to learn Spanish well and use it in the community to help form a sense of unity in our society.

Come learn about the Center for Spanish Immersion at the following SPECIALTY FAIRS:
@ Clover Hill HS Monday October 2nd 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
@ Meadowbrook HS Thursday October 5th 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Espero verles!

Nuestra casa es su casa. Venga a la fiesta. LA CASA ABIERTA será el 8 de noviembre. We will host an open house on November 8, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Aún hay tiempo para solicitar al centro de inmersión. Submit your application today using the SchoolMint application https://ccpsopportunities.com/login by December 1.

Spanish Immersion

Why Immersion is Important?

The research is clear: Immersion programs, in which students spend at least 50 percent of their time learning in a second language, work amazingly well in developing students’ fluency and skills.

Please email Alexsis Booher if you have any questions (Alexsis_Booher@ccpsnet.net).

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Freshman Year

  • Immersion 1

  • Health & P.E. 9

  • Geometry

Sophomore Year

  • Immersion 2

  • Health & P.E. 10

  • Algebra II

Junior Year

  • AP Spanish Language

  • Humanities I

  • Immersion Elective

Senior Year

  • AP Spanish Literature

  • Field Experience

  • Immersion Elective

Spanish Immersion FAQ

Cultural Experiences Outside The Classroom

Spanish Immersion Opportunities

When you enter into the Spanish Immersion Center, doors will open. It is up to you to step in! Every year there are many chances to learn outside of the classroom and visit many exciting places where you can use your Spanish.

Cultural Events

We travel within the community to experience different cultural events such as the Hispanic Heritage Flamenco Ballet, the Latin Ballet of Virginia, and the Qué Pasa Festival.

Immersion Trip

We also take an Immersion trip to La Herradura, Spain every other summer for a 3-week study abroad experience. Currently we are researching other travel opportunities to Ecuador and Costa Rica as well!

Community Service

You can engage in community service such as volunteering at your local elementary school to help translate for Spanish-speaking families at Kindergarten Registration; helping children enrolled in ESL programs in local elementary schools during the summer; and translating for local Hispanic families as they shop for the holiday season at the Christmas with a Cop event. These events truly add to the experience of the program because our students gain confidence in using their Spanish in the real world while also feeling like they are helping their community.

Peer Tutoring

Another way that our students benefit from the Spanish Immersion program is by creating strong bonds with other highly motivated students. We offer peer tutoring during school hours where our upperclassmen assist any younger student that may need a little help with Immersion classes. We also extend this mentoring beyond academics through our “Hermanos, hermanitos” program where the upperclassmen “adopt” a freshman in the program. We have events where the mentors and their mentees can get to know each other. We also have a special “reveal week” in October where the mentors leave clues via notes and small gifts to help their mentee guess their identity! At the end of that week, the mentors reveal their identity to the freshmen and usually by that time, a bond has started to form. This allows our freshmen to feel more comfortable with the program and ensures that they have at least one mentor in the program who can help answer any questions they might have during the transition to high school.

A group of Spanish Immersion students pose for a picture

Lancer Padres Booster Club

The Lancer Padres Booster Club is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote, support, and foster the advancement of the Center for Spanish Immersion and the education of the Spanish language and culture by providing funding and volunteer services to enrich formal education and community cultural experiences.

The goal of Lancer Padres is to provide scholarships for students to study abroad, supply teachers with additional resources, and to provide students with additional learning experiences through community activities and field trips. The Lancer Padres are present at almost all Spanish Immersion activities! They assist with recruitment events, the Winter Party, Interview Day and the End of the Year Ceremony.