BCS Advantage Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 19

Spanish Immersion All of our middle schools offer exploratory languages like Spanish or French, but Koontz Intermediate is in a unique position. Many of the fifth-graders have come from elementary schools such as Glen Arden, which offers Spanish Immersion. In an effort to bring continuity to this unique learning experience, Koontz also offers Spanish Immersion! “It feels good because I get to be in a program where you get to learn another language that can make you better,” said Jaden Miles. “It also feels good because your teachers come from very far away just to teach you and make you a better person — it is a great class!” Spanish Immersion students learn their Science and Language Arts curriculums in Spanish, then transition back to their English- speaking classrooms for the remainder of their day. “I feel lucky because I know Spanish. I can go to another place where they speak Spanish, and I could speak to them,” said Declan Brown. Susan Cohen, MD Donna Page, MD Leigh Dodson, MD Eleanor Martin, MD Calvin Tomkins, MD Peter Leimena, MD Ellie McCormac, PA-C Tania Kriegler, NP Caring for children since 1938! Regular Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm Become a FOSTER PARENT TODAY Drop-In Clinics available Monday-Friday for established patients Evening and Weekend hours available by appointment only Accepting new patients! MAKE A DIFFERENCE 1.855.863.5217 www.chsnc.org/foster 2 Medical Park Drive, Suite 1000, Asheville, NC 28803 828-254-5326 │ www.ashevillepediatrics.com 17