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Dual Immersion

Chiu, Ms.
Teacher - Mandarin Immersion
Ventura-Moore, Mrs.
Teacher - Spanish

FUSD Dual Immersion Information

Mandarin and Spanish Immersion





1. Is the 7th grade Junior High Immersion program available in

Spanish and Mandarin for the 2017-18 school year?


The Junior High Immersion program is offered in Spanish for

7th and 8th graders in 2017-18.  Mandarin Immersion will be offered

to incoming 7th graders in the 2017-18 school year.


2. What does a class schedule look like for my Immersion student?


There are two options:

No Zero Period- English Language Arts, Math, Science, P.E.,

History in Spanish/Mandarin, and Spanish/Mandarin Language Arts


Zero Period- English Language Arts, Math, Science, P.E.,

History in Spanish/Mandarin, Spanish/Mandarin Language Arts and an elective


3. What is a Zero Period?


A Zero Period is a class that is offered before the official school day hours which begins from 7:22-8:10 in which a student takes a class that will allow them to have an elective.  In 2017-18, the zero period will be a P.E. class.


4. What are the Immersion classes that a student will take in the

Immersion program?


Spanish/Mandarin Language Arts- This class will work on reading and writing skills in Spanish/Mandarin. This class is conducted entirely in Spanish/Mandarin.


History in Spanish- This class uses the district adopted curriculum but the class is conducted entirely in Spanish.


History in Mandarin- This class is planning to use the district adopted curriculum but the class is conducted entirely in Mandarin.


5. Will Immersion students have all of their classes together?


No.  They will be integrated with the Hopkins students for all classes except Spanish/Mandarin Language Arts and History in Spanish/Mandarin.


6. If an Immersion student has an elective, will they have an

opportunity to take any elective?


Our goal is to make every effort to provide all students with one of their top electives.  With the 2 Immersion strand classes, there might be the possibility of a conflict with a first choice elective.    


7. What will the high school trajectory look like for Immersion?


The high school trajectory is still in the planning stages.  We will update this information once it has been determined.


8. Who can I contact for more information about the Junior High

Immersion program?


Please contact Federal and State Programs at 510-659-2531.


9. How can my student enter the Junior High Immersion Program?


For the 2017-18 school year, the enrollment process begins with

submitting a completed Junior High Immersion application available

in Student Support Services at the district office.  These are due

March 24, 2017. Potential new Immersion families will be contacted

to schedule their language testing to determine if students qualify for the program.


10. Will the district provide transportation to Hopkins?


Parents are responsible for providing transportation for their child to Hopkins.