Wakefield Spanish Immersion Program
Wakefield serves as the home for Arlington Public Schools’ high school level of the Spanish dual-language partial immersion program. The immersion program at Wakefield is designed to continue and expand on the study of Spanish language and culture begun in middle school and increase the study of Spanish literature. Wakefield has been recognized as an International Spanish Academy by the Spanish Embassy in Washington, DC and the Spanish Ministry of Education. More information about the International Spanish Academies is available at http://www.educacion.gob.es/eeuu/en_US/convocatorias-programas/convocatorias-eeuu/isa
Students who attend Wakefield as part of the Immersion Program and live outside the Wakefield attendance zone are entitled to bus transportation.
Currently, the Immersion program offers the following:
*Immersion II is open to students in grades 10-12. While AP Spanish Language followed by AP Spanish Literature is the recommended sequence, the Immersion II course offers flexibility in terms of sequencing, meaning that a student could take Spanish Immersion II after having taken one or more AP Spanish classes.
Opportunities to apply for special scholarships to study abroad: As an International Spanish Academy, Immersion students are eligible to apply for study and travel abroad opportunities organized by the Spanish Ministry of Education, the Cervantes Institute, and the Embassy of Spain.
Questions about the Spanish Immersion Program can be directed to Dr. Willmore at 703-228-6705 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org