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Elementary school rolls out innovative language program

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Hawthorne Elementary began its new Spanish language immersion program. Hawthorne Elementary began its new Spanish language immersion program.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Hawthorne Elementary will be the only Jefferson County public elementary school to include a Spanish immersion program.

Starting in kindergarten students will spend half the day learning entirely in Spanish. They will then be taught in English the other half of the day.

The goal of the program is for students to have a high proficiency level in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish by the time they reach fifth grade.

School leaders say they would like to see the program expand to include more JCPS schools and additional languages.

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