Only Dual Language Immersion Optional Program in West Tennessee; program enrolls an equal number of native English speakers and native Spanish speakers; students are paired together throughout the school day, providing both groups with a bilingual immersion experience in a small classroom environment, in which 90% of the day is instructed in Spanish beginning in kindergarten producing bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural students
More than half of the staff holds post graduate degrees and additional endorsements outside of their content areas
Supported by a number of companies and organizations who serve as mentors, judges, chaperones for field trips, tutors and guest speakers at assemblies
Educational technologies include SMART Boards interactive whiteboards; flatscreens, desktop computers; listening centers, projectors, document cameras and mobile Apple and iPad labs
Special programs include annual service project for 9/11, Read for the Record, Read to Achieve, Read Across America, Safe Kids - Walk This Way, Backpack program, Wheel of Fortune Wednesdays
Extracurriculars: Eaglettes Cheer Squad, Drama Club, Garden Club, Guys in Ties, Girls in Pearls, Elite Eagles, Spanish Reading Club, Boy Scouts, Prancing Eagles, Art Club, Eagles With Voices (Choir)
Gifted Education: Creative Learning in a Unique Environment (CLUE)
Parent Involvement: PTA, Family Specialist, volunteer opportunities, fundraising
Students must be zoned to school or apply for transfer through Optional or General Choice Transfer Processes.
Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional attendance - Optional students enter in Kindergarten. Applicants must submit an original copy of student's birth certificate. Parents/legal guardians sign the Parent Agreement annually. Students must maintain As, Bs, and Cs in all academic subjects as well as satisfactory grades in special subjects/conduct to remain in the Optional program. Kindergarten students must earn M (Mastery) or C (Completion) for 80% or more of report card standards, and satisfactory attendance is required.
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