Cox Mill Elementary SPLASH Mandarin ImmersionOpen House Information Nights for rising Kindergarten parents.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 6-7:30 p.m.For the 2016-2017 school year we are elated to offer SPLASH Mandarin Immersion to all rising Kindergarten students who live in the Cox Mill Elementary School district, as well as any rising Kindergarten students in Cabarrus County. Cox Mill will offer two Kindergarten classes for the 2016-2017 school year. The 48 student positions will be offered first to students in the Cox Mill attendance area. Remaining positions will be offered to students from Cabarrus County Schools, whose parents are able to provide transportation to and from school.
The instructional program for students enrolled in the SPLASH Immersion program will be based on the Common Core Standards, so that students are exposed to the same curriculum as other students in Cabarrus County Schools. Those who are in the SPLASH program will receive that instruction in both Mandarin and English, allowing them to learn a second language while simultaneously learning the kindergarten curriculum. However the benefits of language immersion are three-fold: increased cognitive skills, higher achievement in other academic areas and higher standardized test scores (Stewart, 2005).
For further information on the SPLASH Immersion program or the other magnet programs offered through Cabarrus County Schools, please visit our website, https://www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/Page/4857. We look forward to sharing the benefits of the SPLASH Immersion program with you at our Open House, Jan 11th. If you have questions before these dates, please contact one of our administrators, Jean Wilkins, Traci Davis or Alison Moore.Sincerely,
Principal, Cox Mill Elementary