Ridgecrest Elementary houses one of seven Dual Language Immersion Programs in Canyons School District. In our Chinese Language program, students are immersed in the Chinese language through a 50/50 model of instruction. Students are taught for 50% of the day in English and 50% of the day in Chinese. In the English classroom, students are taught reading, writing, language skills, and some mathematics. In the Chinese classroom, students are instructed in Chinese literacy, science, social studies, and mathematics. The immersion model has proven to be the most effective model for learning a second language. Studies have shown that students who are in immersion programs score as well or better than their peers on standardized tests.
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Channel 4 News Experience
First grade dual had the opportunity to be on Channel 4 News. Each Thursday, ABC4 sends out Devon Lucie to schools across the valley. We have a student in our class whose father works at the station so we were very lucky to have them come! Devon taught the students about weather balloons and what their purpose is. “My favorite part was learning about the “brown weather balloon” being sent up to learn what the weather is.” -Analise. The students also learned a little bit about air quality and what causes the pollution to stay trapped. The students loved it and asked when they were coming back!