Enrollment for this program will be through an admissions process. To be eligible, families must attend one of the school’s planned informational nights. Applications received by the program’s deadline will be reviewed with students accepted based on the following priorities, as space permits:
- Spanish speaking students in the Thompson catchment area (half of the available slots)
- English speaking students in the Thompson catchment area (half of the available slots)
- If the class has not been filled, the school will then review applications from students within the district, but outside the Thompson catchment area.
- If the class does not fill with students from within the Bethel School District boundaries, the school will then review applications from students who live outside the district.
Students not placed as a result of this admissions process will be put on a waiting list. Transportation will be provided to all district students selected for this program. Students who do not live in the district will be required to provide their own transportation to and from school. Once students are admitted to the program, they will have continued placement each year without having to reapply.
Parent Information Nights
Additional information about the philosophy and design of the Spanish Immersion Program will be presented at Spanish Immersion Parent Information nights held at Thompson Elementary School. Parents who wish to enroll their child must attend one of the parent meetings.