Theodore Potter Spanish School #74 places an emphasis on high expectations, cultural diversity, and academic rigor provide a firm foundation for a student’s academic future. Theodore Potter’s Spanish immersion program is a cultural jewel in the heart of Indianapolis, offering students in grades K-6 the unique opportunity to acquire a second language. Research proves that learning a second language at an early age has a positive effect on intellectual growth and enhances a child’s mental development. Students in grades K-2 are welcome to enroll without previous Spanish experience, while students in grades 3-6 must meet with staff and display a certain level of proficiency in both languages to enroll. Highly qualified dual language teachers utilize proven strategies in delivering an exciting academic experience. Native Spanish-speaking teachers provide a challenging nontraditional method of learning mathematics and science using only their native language. English-speaking teachers deliver reading, language arts and social studies instruction in a more traditional setting. Students are not only held to the same high standards as all other elementary students, but participation in the immersion program also comes with the expectation that all students will learn to read, write, solve problems, communicate, and process information naturally in two languages. Language immersion along with the latest teaching techniques and technology enriches and enhances each student’s learning experience and prepares them to become successful global citizens.
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