Choice and In-House Programs
International Spanish Academies (ISA) are Dual Language Programs that have signed a collaborative agreement with the Ministry of Education of Spain. This K–12 educational program is carried out within the framework of cooperative activities organized by the Office of Education of Spain in the U.S. and each participating district. The language, history, and culture of Spanish-speaking countries are a major focus of the curriculum. This program is a Spanish two–way immersion program and allows students to develop proficiency in two languages by receiving classroom instruction in English as well as Spanish. All students applying after grade 1 may require an eligible score on a language assessment test.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM)
The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) program provides motivating, highly engaging, hands–on instruction in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. This program fosters innovation through scientific method, art design and creative problem solving and schools may use the Engineering is Elementary program during the fine arts wheel. Each grade level develops year–long STEAM projects including hydroponic, butterfly and vegetable gardens, recycling, life cycle studies of flora and fauna, mural design, and use of the latest technology to include a 3D printer. Extracurricular clubs may include chess, SECME, art, music, dance, Lego bricks, fitness, and cooking.