What does a typical day for an Anwatin IB Immersion student looks like?
Students take a total of 7 classes throughout their day, three of which are in Spanish. Immersion students take Humanities, Science and Spanish Language in Spanish throughout their day. During the remainder of their day, students are integrated with the greater IB community in core classes (Math, English Language Arts) and electives classes such as Japanese, French, Physical Education, Art, Media Technology, Band, and AVID. Immersion teachers collaborate with the entire Anwatin community to ensure that all students at Anwatin receive a cohesive, comprehensive education.
Why should my student attend Anwatin Middle School?
Anwatin offers an excellent, world-class education for your child. In addition to developing and refining their Spanish language skills as part of the only K-8 two-way Spanish immersion program in MPS, our students thrive both academically and socially. At Anwatin we develop young people to become principled, open-minded, inquiring members of a global community. Here are some examples of the great work our students and staff have done:
Is there an orientation or open house prior to the start of the school year for incoming 6th graders to visit, find classrooms, get a sense of the school day expectations, and meet teachers?
We have an open house the week before school starts every year. This is a great opportunity to find your classrooms and meet your teachers.
When do incoming 6th grade students receive their schedules? Could the schedules change?
Students will receive their schedules at the open house in August. Please be aware that schedules will be tentative at first. There are often schedule changes in the first few weeks based on student enrollment, acceptance into the AVID programs, and the need for academic support or advanced math. Schedules are sometimes changed to balance the numbers of students in the classrooms once enrollment is complete.
Are there tours for interested families and students?
Yes! Immersion Coordinator Elizabeth Dwight would be happy to give you a tour on a day that you arrange with her. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is the best contact for questions over the summer?
Please contact the Spanish Dual Immersion Program Coordinator, Elizabeth Dwight, at email@example.com or Anwatin Middle School Principal, VaNita Millter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When will bus stop and time be sent to families?
MPS provides city-wide bus transportation for students enrolled in the Spanish Immersion Program at Anwatin Middle School The bus transportation information will be mailed out from the district transportation office in August. Please direct questions about routes and schedules to MPS Transportation.
How do you determine the level of classes I will take?
With our IB Middle Years Programme, we have very few leveled classes. Students needing math and/or reading support will have an extra support class in their schedule in place of their elective. Students who are very new to English will have two ESL classes and no English Language Arts class. Students are assessed for advanced math based on standardized test scores, teacher assessment and class work during the first few weeks of school. Their schedules may change if they are identified as needing advanced math.
What school supplies will 6th graders need?
Three-ring binders (or slim trapper keepers) with 8 dividers are the best option for middle school. The teachers will provide additional information about school supplies at the open house in August.
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