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Ashford Park Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

German Immersion

German Immersion


Ashford Park Elementary is the home of the 1st German Dual Immersion program in the State of Georgia.  The ultimate goal is to add a new grade level each year until the program is extended to all grades levels in the school.

Beginning on the first day of school, Dual Immersion students are immersed in the German language. This produces students who are proficient in listening, speaking, and writing in a second language. Admission to the Dual Language Immersion program is only offered in kindergarten. The Dual Language Immersion students will remain in the program through the 5th grade. Once these students complete 5th grade, they are able to smoothly transition to the nationally recognized program at Chamblee Middle School, and later to the nationally recognized program at Chamblee High School.            

While the students are taught all of the Common Core standards, they have the added bonus of receiving their instruction in German. This ultimately provides them with the unique opportunity to become fluent and literate in a second language, while mastering the Georgia Standards of Excellence.

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