New Charter Schools to Watch For
Two language immersion charter schools, focusing on French and Spanish, are scheduled to open in St. Louis during 2009. When they say “immersion,” they really mean it — no English class until third grade! As should be noted with regard to all charter schools, this model isn’t right for every child — but for families that want early language instruction, it’s a wonderful opportunity. The new charters have a website and even a blog. I’m expecting good things from them, and I hope we’ll see new schools opening to teach additional languages as educational choices expand in Missouri.