Dual Language Academy opens in Valle Vista, Hemet

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Principal Tomas Chavez, accompanied by faculty and community leaders, marks the grand opening of Imagine Schools Hemet, Dec. 10 in Valle Vista. Valley News/Courtesy of Imagine Schools Hemet photo
VALLE VISTA – Parents, public officials and students gathered Dec. 10, for the grand opening of Imagine Schools Hemet, a new tuition-free dual language immersion school in Valle Vista. Principal Tomas Chavez greeted attendees and turned the event over to the students, who showcased their bilingual skills by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in English and in Spanish. The morning continued with a performance by students who sang “Feliz Navidad” led by teachers Ms. Acosta and Mr. Aponte. Students begin with 90% of their curriculum at Imagine Schools taught in Spanish and 10% in English. Gradually teachers incorporate more English, and by the sixth grade the students are taught equally in both languages. The daily academic program implements hands on activities to provide students
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