• Language Immersion

    Cherry Park Elementary School


    Program Type:

    Whole School Program



    K5 - 5


    Eligibility Criteria:

    All students grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade residing within the Rock Hill Schools attendance zone.


    Program for students with gifts/interests in:

    This program is for families who want to learn a second language.  All students from all backgrounds are welcome in this program.  It is good for every child.


    Benefits/Goals of the Program:

    Students will learn all state standards in language arts, math, science and social studies and they will deeply acquire a second language in French or Spanish.  Students become bilingual, bi-literate and bi-cultural.  Students are well prepared for positively impacting others in a global environment.


    Program Continuation:

    Students can continue the program in middle and high school.


    Program Specific Course Offerings/Instructional Models:

    Students spend 50% of each day learning math, science and second language literacy in French and Spanish.  Second language instruction is embedded in learning content.  Students spend the other 50% of their day learning English language art and social studies in English.  The Utah Model of Dual Language Immersion instruction is followed in the program.


    Awards/Recognition/Designations Received:

    All teachers are trained in using best practices in the Utah Dual Language Immersion model of instruction.  All French and Spanish teachers must be highly proficient in French and Spanish.


    Contact for Program Specific Questions:

    Patrick Maness, Principal (pmaness@rhmail.org) or Kendyl Futrelle, Assistant Principal (kfutrelle@rhmail.org) or call Cherry Park Elementary at 803-985-2255.


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