Chinese Immersion Program

  • Elementary Level

    Chinese Immersion Program Madison Elementary hosts the Chinese Immersion program for students in grades K-5.

    • Grades K-5: Students are taught math, science, social studies, language arts and health in Chinese, based on the Minnesota State Standards.
    • Grades 3-5: Students receive formal English instruction. Many students exceed non-immersion students in their English language arts skills by the end of 5th grade.
    • Research has consistently shown that immersion students do as well or better than comparable non-immersion students on measures of verbal and mathematical skills.

    Madison Elementary
    2805 N. Ninth St., St. Cloud MN, 56303
    320-252-4665

    madison@isd742.org

    Chinese Immersion Brochure

  • Middle Level

    North Junior High hosts the Chinese Immersion program for students in grades 6-8.

    • Grade 6: Students take Chinese Immersion Language Arts, Chinese Immersion Social Studies and Chinese Immersion Science.
    • Grades 7-8: Students take Chinese Immersion Language Arts and Chinese Immersion Social Studies.
    • Grade 8: Students have the opportunity to participate in the Chinese Immersion Capstone Trip, a two-week trip in March that immerses students in the target language they have learned for nearly a decade.
      • This trip is offered in partnership with the Confucius Institute at St. Cloud State University and is partially funded by the Confucius Institute.

    North Junior High School
    1212 N. 29th Ave., St. Cloud MN, 56303
    320-251-2159

    north@isd742.org

  • High School

    The Chinese Immersion Program continues at the High School  level with Chinese Immersion Language Arts.

    • Grade 9: Students have the opportunity to participate in the Chinese Immersion Capstone Trip, a two-week trip in March that immerses students in the target language they have learned for a decade.
      • This trip is offered in partnership with the Confucius Institute at St. Cloud State University and is partially funded by the Confucius Institute.
    • Students continue to work on their proficiency levels with the goal of passing the HSK Level 5.
    • Students who gain a high level of Chinese proficiency have scholarship opportunities to study in China.

    Apollo High School
    1000 N. 44th Ave., St. Cloud MN, 56303
    320-253-1600

    apollo@isd742.org