The Spanish Immersion Program
is designed for English-speaking students who wish to become fluent in Spanish. Students enter
the program in first grade. Comal ISD employs a “90/10” Spanish immersion model. In first grade, 90 percent of the instruction is delivered in Spanish. English is gradually added from grade level to grade level until students are instructed 50 percent in Spanish and 50 percent in English by the fifth grade. Students are expected to continue in the program through fifth grade.
Students in the Spanish Immersion Program in Comal ISD follow the same curriculum as established by the State of Texas and use district-based Curriculum Scope and Sequences which are aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Spanish Immersion students are expected to master Texas English Language Arts as well as other grade level state standards. Time allotted for the language of instruction per subject matter may vary to meet the unique needs of individual students. Spanish Immersion teachers follow a scope and sequence for Language Arts that is unique to meet the goals of the program. The scope and sequence for mathematics, science, and social studies match a traditional English speaking classroom with the only difference being Spanish as the language of instruction. The inherent nature of these programs creates an active parent-school partnership, which is essential for the success of the program and the student.
Due to school closures required because of the coronavirus, changes are being made to criteria for entrance for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please know that we are working diligently to ensure that we make the best decisions for our students and families interested in participating in this great opportunity. Final decisions and information will be shared with all stakeholders during the informational parent meetings held the week of April 20.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Virtual meetings will be held:
April 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for Rahe Bulverde
April 21, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for Hoffmann Lane
April 22, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for Johnson Ranch
April 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for Oak Creek
Parents must attend one meeting for your child to be eligible to apply for the program. Learn more information on the flyer posted below.