Any kindergarten or first grade student can be accepted into the dual immersion program regardless of Spanish experience. Students who wish to enter the program in the 2nd - 5th grades, must have Spanish experience and be able to pass a proficiency exam. These skills must be demonstrated in a profiency exam and include reading, writing, listening and speaking all in Spanish. This exam is given by one of the Spanish teachers here at Hodge Road.
Here is a sample exam that students would take. This exam is for students on an end of first grade proficiency level so test takers would be those wishing to enter 2nd grade. The format of the test is the same for all grade levels. The reading selection and questions would change based on the grade level.