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Bienvenidos! Welcome! Forest Glen School of Spanish Immersion is the elementary language immersion magnet program in the MSD of Lawrence Township.
Students attending Forest Glen have the choice of two program options: One Way Immersion or Dual Immersion. The One Way Spanish Immersion Program is available in kindergarten through grade twelve, with grades kindergarten through six at Forest Glen. In grades kindergarten, one, two, and three, students’ core curriculum (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies) is taught in Spanish. In grades four, five, and six, half of the instructional day is taught in Spanish and half of the day is taught in English. By the end of elementary school, students in the One Way Immersion program are able to speak, read, and write in Spanish.
Dual Immersion is the newest program at Forest Glen. In Dual Immersion, half of the students in the class are native Spanish speakers and half of the students are native English speakers. The students are purposely mixed in the same educational environment to provide communication and academic language development through an interactive and cross-cultural setting.
Teachers are fully proficient in the language they use for instruction, and in nearly all situations, are native speakers of that language. Besides the language component, all students are involved in rich literacy and math instruction and project-based learning in an environment that provides for a variety of learning opportunities.
All grade levels utilize a Core Curriculum based on Indiana State Standards, taught in all Lawrence Township Schools. The Readers and Writers Workshop approach is used in Language Arts, Balanced Math, Science, Social Studies, and Social Skills & Community Building.
Forest Glen Elementary School celebrates its uniqueness as a culturally enriched partnership of students, staff, families, and community. The Spanish Immersion magnet school actively cultivates the maximum potential of each student in the lifelong learning process and in the development of cross-cultural learners and responsible citizens.
Forest Glen envisions nurturing the growth of each individual child academically, by teaching the skills required by the curriculum; socially, by fostering self-discipline, honesty, openness, tolerance, respect, and the ability to cope with change; intellectually, through the development of curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking; emotionally, by fostering self-esteem, initiative, and a positive attitude towards life; and physically, through the promotion of health and fitness.
- Forest Glen is recognized as a model for successful Spanish Immersion programming in the state of Indiana
- Forest Glen is a member of the International Spanish Academy and recognized by the Education Ministry of Spain
- Magnet Schools of America has identified Forest Glen as a national Magnet School of Distinction
- Recognized as an “A” school by the Indiana Department of Education