Students in kindergarten can begin their language learning experience in Ríos Spanish Immersion. This choice program provides multicultural experiences beginning in kindergarten and sustained through high school.
The program goals are:
- High academic achievement
- Cross cultural competence
In grades K-2, 90 percent of the daily instruction is done in Spanish.
In grades 3-4, 60 percent of the daily instruction is done in Spanish.
The program continues in the middle school. In fifth grade, social studies and science are held in Spanish, in addition to Spanish Language Arts classes. In sixth grade students, students receive social studies and Spanish Language Arts classes in Spanish. Then, beginning in seventh grade, students take higher-level Spanish Language Arts classes.