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Lakes International Language Academy Intro
Transcript of Lakes International Language Academy Intro
Located in Forest Lake, MN
Established in 2004
Awarded International Baccalaureate authorization in 2009
Develop a greater ability to analyze/solve problems
Understand more quickly than they speak
Typical immersion students:
Have enriched language experiences
Learn third languages more easily
Are better listeners.
Score well on standardized tests by grade 5
Children become bilingual and biliterate
...through their regular school day.
The whole child
What's different in an IB School?
IB Unit of Inquiry
Who are we?
Most from the US, all have permission to live and teach in MN
Have lived in another country
Fluent in target language and English
Board of Directors
Offering a world-class IB education
Serve two-year terms
Ensure adherence to vision and mission
Hire and evaluate the school director
Elected parents and teachers
Parent and teacher volunteers
raise funds for annual needs of school, including
classroom funds, and
language ambassador program
Goal: long term financial viability of the school
Busing determines school hours: 7:50 - 2:10
Summer Immersion Camp
Track & Field
Can my child get into kindergarten this fall?
Can my child get into kindergarten in a future year?
Can my child switch languages in first or second grade?
If my child doesn't get in in kindergarten, then what?
2004: Spanish immersion
2006: Mandarin (traditional)
2011: Mandarin immersion
2015: Fast-track Spanish, Mandarin,
& French for Upper School
French - 2015!