Middle School Immersion Transition Program

FCPS provides a middle school immersion transition program at feeder middle schools for students who successfully complete the FCPS elementary language immersion program.

Transition to Middle School

Elementary immersion students may continue their language study in middle and high school. FCPS provides a language program for students as they transition from immersion. This program supports the students as they begin secondary world language coursework.

Each elementary program has a designated middle school for the transition program. Students exiting an elementary immersion program have guaranteed placement in this school. Students are not guaranteed placement in any other middle school. A student may request placement in a middle school immersion program closest to his or her home. Placement requests depend on availability and principal approval. Students who live within the boundary of a designated middle school may not submit a request.

The immersion transition program ends in 8th grade. In 9th grade, students continue into the next level of the course sequence.

Course Descriptions:

Language Immersion 1:

The content of this 7th grade course aligns with the World Languages POS Level 1. Students develop language skills as they communicate about themselves and their immediate environment. Students practice in all four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Students who pass the course receive high school credit for level 1. The grade earned calculates into the high school grade point average (GPA). This credit counts toward the world language requirements for the Advanced Studies diploma. It also counts toward the number of credits required for high school graduation.

Language Immersion 2:

The content of this 8th grade course aligns with the World Languages POS Level 2. It is a continuation from the 7th grade Language Immersion 1 course.

Students develop language about home life, student life, and vacation and travel. Students practice in all four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. 

Students who pass the course receive high school credit for level 2. The grade earned calculates into the high school grade point average (GPA). This credit counts toward the world language requirements for the Advanced Studies diploma. It also counts toward the number of credits required for high school graduation.

Starting the SY2022-22, immersion transition middle schools may offer the following:

Language Immersion 1-2:

The content of this 7th grade course aligns with the World Languages POS Levels 1 and 2. Students develop language about themselves, home life, student life, and vacation and travel. Students practice in all four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Students who pass the course receive high school credit for level 2. The grade earned calculates into the high school grade point average (GPA). Students will take the FCPS WL Credit Exam at the end of the course. With this exam students may earn retroactive credit for level 1. Both credits count toward the world language requirements for the Advanced Studies diploma. They also count toward the credits required for high school graduation.

Language immersion 3:

The content of this 8th grade course aligns with the World Languages POS Level 3. Students develop language about teen life, past and future, ecology, literature.