Spanish Immersion

  • William H Owen is proud to continue the Language Immersion Program for students who will be entering Kindergarten and those continuing the program in First through Fifth Grade for the 2020-2021 school year. Through this program students will learn to understand, speak, read and write in Spanish as well as English. For more information read below, or call the school at (910) 425-6163. 

     About the Spanish Immersion Program 

    Classroom instruction will be taught by a teacher who is fluent in Spanish with the exception of resource classes in Art, Music, Media, Guidance, Computers and Literacy. Children are encouraged in their speech to use Spanish vocabulary and expressions. Parents are advised to encourage reading in English at home.

    In second grade students will begin receiving one hour of English instruction daily. In the curriculum, all Spanish Immersion students will be taught the same North Carolina state standards as other Cumberland County schools.  This will prepare our students to achieve and to perform well on state assessments, which will be administered in English.

    What Are the Student Benefits?

     Students will. . .

    * Become bilingual and biliterate

    * Gain exposure to other cultures and languages

    * Improve self-esteem

    * Excel academically

    * Enjoy career advantages

    * Prepare to meet the challenges of a global society

    Is this Program Right for My Child?

           * Do you value bilingualism, biliteracy and diversity?

           * Does your child have a strong foundation in English?

           * Does your child need challenges?

           * Do you want your child to have an edge in tomorrow’s skills?

    The deadline to apply to enter the program for the 2022-2023 school year has already passed. If you are interested in your future kindergartener being in the program at W.H. Owen, please check back for the deadline date for the 2023-2024 school year. 

    Learn more about William H. Owen's Spanish Immersion Program.