World Languages

  • The BCSD adopted new materials for our World Languages courses in the spring of 2019. The Idaho Content and National Standards for World/Foreign Languages and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guided the committee's selection of quality materials that would best help students meet these standards.

    Our district values the learning of languages as a part of the educational experience of all our students.  The district encourages students to develop a second language by completing at least four years of study in a second language beginning in sixth grade. 

    To further support language learning, the district offers students a Dual Immersion (Spanish-English) experience beginning in Kindergarten. Families interested in a bilingual learning experience may apply for a lottery that enrolls students at our magnet school, Alturas Elementary  in the southern part of the valley, or at Ernest Hemingway STEAM School where one strand of Dual Immersion (Spanish-English) exists for north valley students.

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