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Sonoran Trails Middle School 8th-graders earn honors on 2018 National Spanish Exam


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  • Julia Scotto/ Cave Creek Unified School District

Sonoran Trails Middle School Students To Placed On The National Spanish Exam. Photo Courtesy Cave Creek Unified School District

At Sonoran Trails Middle School in the Cave Creek Unified School District, 28 of the 32 8th-graders in the Spanish Immersion class received a gold, silver or bronze recognition on the National Spanish Exam.

This exam, taken by over 150,000 students nationwide, assesses student achievement and performance across the areas of Spanish vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening.

Sonoran Trails Middle School 8th-graders earn honors on 2018 National Spanish Exam JRM

Dr. Jana Miller, associate superintendent of teaching & learning and Dr. Debbi Burdick, superintendent, recognizing a Sonoran Trails Middle School student who took the National Spanish Exam. Photo courtesy Cave Creek Unified School District

In Arizona rankings, the 8th Grade Spanish Immersion students in CCUSD captured the 1st, 3rd and 4th grade positions competing at a Level 2 Spanish, usually taken in the 3rd year of high school.

These students began the Spanish Immersion program at Desert Willow Elementary School in kindergarten, spending half of their school day in Spanish and the other half in English.

Through this type of programming, young children are able to develop high levels of proficiency in English and another language, which will serve them well as they enter the global economy.

For more information on how to enroll in the Spanish Immersion program in Cave Creek Unified School District, please call 480-575-2000.