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.
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.