Spanish Immersion Academy (iInspire Academia)

 

California Elementary School is a public TK-5th grade school in the Orange Unified School District.  After extensive surveying of parents in the community during the 2013-2014 school year it was determined that parents were interested in a Spanish Immersion program to better prepare students to compete in a global economy. The Spanish Immersion program called the iInspire Academia started in the 2015-2016 school year with our first Kinder class.  

The iInspire Academia is a one-to-one iPad academy integrated into a Spanish Immersion curriculum.  The academia is exclusive to California Elementary School in the Orange Unified School district.  

* 50% of the instructional day is conducted in Spanish and 50% is conducted in English. The academia offers a balanced program that emphasizes both English and Spanish Language development. 

* A class set of iPads is dedicated to the classroom.

* The teacher utilizes an iPad and Apple TV to stream multimedia teacher and student presentations and multimedia information. 

* Intensive Professional development support is provided  to integrate technology seamlessly into an immersion curriculum to meet the high demands of 21st century learning.

Vision Statement

The iInspire Academia at California Elementary School is an innovative and premier one-to-one iPad program that seamlessly infuses 21st century learning and technology into a Spanish Immersion curriculum.  Students learn to be bilingual and biliterate in both English and Spanish while mastering 21st century skills. Students will continue their language skills in middle School and high school having the opportunity to earn college credit  by taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses in Spanish.  Student will graduate with a Seal of Biliteracy on their diploma and college transcripts. Students will enter the global economy with 21st century skills and will be prepared to communicate and collaborate with the over 500 million people worldwide that speak Spanish. We are a Gold Ribbon School,Title I Achieving School, Apple Distinguished School, and a Golden Bell award winning school.  

Use the linked online application below if you are applying for Kindergarten Dual Spanish Immersion.

Spanish Immersion Application/ Aplicación de inmersión en español

Parent Information Meeting

Benefits of Enrolling in an Immersion Program

Benefits of Enrolling in an Immersion Program

Academic and Educational Benefits:

Learn another language without sacrificing mastering the English language. English proficient immersion students are capable of achieving as well as, and in some cases better than, non-immersion peers on standardized measures of reading and math in English.

 

Language and Literacy Benefits

Enhanced levels of meta-linguistic awareness (i.e., knowledge of how language works) which has proven to be important to reading acquisition.

 

Cognitive Skill Development Benefits:

Improved performance versus monolingual students on tasks that call for divergent thinking, pattern recognition and problem solving.

 

Economic and Sociocultural Benefits:

Greater understanding, tolerance, appreciation and respect for other languages and cultures.

Ability to communicate with other ethnic and cultural groups. 

Ability to take advantage of opportunities that are available only in other languages.

Enhanced employment opportunities once school is completed. 

Curriculum

Curriculum

A balanced model is utilized in which 50% of the instructional day is taught in English and 50% is taught in Spanish.

 

Core Textbooks

Language Arts:  McGraw Hill~ Wonders [In English]

Math: Pearson enVision Math California [In Spanish]

Social Studies: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Reflection [In English]

Science:  Scott Foresman California Science [In English]

Physical Education: Standards based. 200 minutes every 10 instructional days

Spanish Literature: McGraw Hill ~ Maravillas [In Spanish] 

Supplemental Curriculum

Lexia Core 5: Online reading intervention & enrichment program is provided via the iPads for a customized learning experience to bolster reading acquisition in English. While the program is utilized at school, students have access to it 24/7 via the internet.

FASST Math:  Is an online software program provided via the iPads and is designed to boost math comprehension and proficiency through visual learning. While the program is utilized at school, students have access to it 24/7 via the internet.

Information Night & School Tours

California will conduct a Parent Information Night on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM at California ES in our STEAM Lab (1080 N California St., Orange, CA).  The meeting will be conducted in both English and Spanish.

School tours will be offered on the following dates and times (All tours meet by the flag pole):

Tours

  • 1/26/2018 8:30-9:30 AM

  • 2/2/2018 2:00 - 3:00 PM

  • 2/9/2018 8:30-9:30 AM

  • 2/23/2018 2:00 - 3:00 PM 

  • 3/2/2018 8:30-9:30 AM

After these tour dates, tours will be arranged individually and based on program availability.

Kindergarten Application

Please complete your online application by 3/16/2018 at 4:00 PM to be included in the first round lottery prioritization which will offer your best chances of enrolling.  Space is limited and will be offered after 30 students commit to enrolling.

Online Interest Forms / Formularios en línea de interés

Click on the link below. Please Note This is Not the Application

Tenga en cuenta no se trata de la aplicación

Interest Form: English

Formulario de Interés : Español

 

Online Application/ Solicitud en línea

Please complete this online application only if you are interested in applying to the Spanish Dual Immersion program at California Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year.

Dual Immersion Application Due Date

All online applications received prior to the close of the OUSD Open Enrollment deadline of March 16, 2018 by 4:00 PM will be considered for the lottery.  All applicants received after March 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM will be considered based on availability on a first come first filled basis.

Please note that you must complete all required registration and/or Intra District Transfer paperwork in addition to this application to secure your spot.

In California's Attendance Boundaries

Please enroll with our office in addition to completing this (California Elementary Spanish Immersion) online application. Our Kinder Registration begins March 7, 2018.

Outside California's Attendance Area But Inside the OUSD Attendance Boundaries

Please contact your home school and complete a Intra-district Transfer (Open Enrollment Request Form) within the OUSD Open enrollment window (March 5, 2018 - March 16, 2018) in addition to completing this (California Elementary Spanish Immersion) online application.

Outside OUSD's Attendance Boundaries

Please contact your home district as soon as possible to request a Inter-District Transfer,  in addition to completing this (California Elementary Spanish Immersion) online application. If your home district does not have a Spanish Immersion program and/or a one-to-one device program you may cite this as a reason.

Español

Por favor llene esta solicitud en línea sólo si usted está interesado en aplicar para el programa de inmersión Dual español en la escuela primaria de California para el año 2018-2019.

Doble inmersión debido fecha: Se considerarán todas las aplicaciones en línea recibidas antes del cierre de la fecha límite de inscripción abierta de OUSD del 16 de marzo de 2018 para la lotería.  Todos los solicitantes recibidos después de 16 de marzo de 2018 se considerará según la disponibilidad en un primer llegado primer relleno base.

Tenga en cuenta que debe completar todo se requiere registro o Intra Distrito transferir documentación además de esta aplicación para garantizar su lugar.

Si usted vive dentro de los límites de asistencia de California por favor inscribirse en nuestra oficina, además de completar esta solicitud en línea (California primaria Español inmersión). Nuestro Kinder registro comienza el 07 de marzo de 2018.

Si no viven en el área de asistencia de California pero vivo en la zona de asistencia de OUSD por favor póngase en contacto con su escuela y completar a una transferencia dentro del distrito (formulario de solicitud de inscripción abierta) dentro de la ventana de inscripción abierta de OUSD (5 de marzo de 2018-- 16 de marzo de 2018 además de completar esta solicitud en línea (California primaria Español inmersión).

Si usted no vive en el límite de asistencia de OUSD, póngase en contacto con su distrito natal tan pronto como sea posible para solicitar una transferencia entre distritos, además de completar esta solicitud en línea (California primaria Español inmersión). Si su distrito no tiene un programa de inmersión de español o un programa de dispositivo uno a uno puede citar como una razón.

Please only use the linked online application below if you are applying for Kindergarten only.

Spanish Immersion Application/ Aplicación de inmersión en español

 

Enrolling in the Spanish Immersion Academy (iInspire Academia)

Parents of students entering into Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year may express interest in applying by:

Resides in California Elementary's attendance zone (Home School):

  1. Complete an online interest form.
  2. Register at California Elementary School.  Please complete the online application by 3/16/2018 at 4:00 PM to be included in the first round lottery prioritization which will offer your best chances of enrolling.  Space is limited and will be offered after 30 students commit to enrolling.

Does not reside in California Elementary's attendance zone, and does reside in Orange Unified School District's attendance zone (Intra-district Transfer):

  1. Complete an online interest form.
  2. Complete an Open Enrollment application and Register at California Elementary School.  Please complete the online application by 3/16/2018 at 4:00 PM to be included in the first round lottery prioritization which will offer your best chances of enrolling.  Space is limited and will be offered after 30 students commit to enrolling.

Resides outside of the Orange Unified School District's attendance zone (Inter-district Transfer):

  1. Complete an online or paper interest form.
  2. Complete an Interdistrict transfer with your home district. It is recommended to do so as soon as possible. Please complete an online application by 3/16/2018 at 4:00 PM to be included in the first round lottery prioritization which will offer your best chances of enrolling.  Space is limited and will be offered after 30 students commit to enrolling.

Selection

Class offering will be based on the number of students applying into the Academia. While at least 30 students are needed to initiate a class, based on the applications we received during the 2017-2018 school year it is anticipated that we will far exceed this.  When interest exceeds the overall availability, placement prioritization will be determined on a lottery priority basis.  

In the News