Spanish Immersion Program
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.