Folsom Cordova’s Spanish Language Magnet Program:
Strengthening young minds to succeed.
Folsom Cordova's Spanish Language Magnet Program opens a world of possibilities for your child. The Spanish Language Magnet Program, also known as FLES, offers students a chance to begin their foreign language instruction at an early age. It is based upon national foreign language standards at the elementary school and designed to support Folsom Cordova curriculum.
Students participate in this program receive the same grade level instruction in English as all other students at their school. What differentiates their program from a non-FLES classroom is that students receive approximately an hour a day of instruction in the Spanish language by their regular classroom teacher. All Spanish magnet students are taught by fully accredited teachers who are credentialed in Spanish and have multi-subject experience.
The Spanish Language Magnet Program prepares students to develop intermediate oral fluency skills in Spanish, to read at "basic" level, and to write several paragraphs in the present tense. Students will additionally be exposed to the traditions, customs, history, and arts of Spanish speaking countries.
Instruction at each grade level targets the following national foreign language standards:
- Interpersonal communication
- Interpretive communication
- Cultural practices and perspectives
- Cultural products and contributions
- Connections to other disciplines
- Use of authentic sources
- Linguistic comparisons
- Cultural comparisons
Nondiscrimination statement: The Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.