The overall goal of the World Languages & Language Immersion programs is to promote high academic achievement in literacy and proficiency in dual languages while enhancing the level of cultural awareness among students.
“Late Entry” means that a student is entering a specialized program at a non-entry grade level. Students entering 1st grade and higher are required to do a school-based assessment and apply for a Request for Transfer Student Placement.
There are six World Languages elementary/middle schools in CMS that offer this opportunity:
- Charlotte East Language Academy (Spanish)
- Collinswood Language Academy (Spanish)
- EE Waddell Language Academy (Chinese, Japanese, German, French)
- Oaklawn Language Academy (Spanish)
- Starmount Academy of Excellence (Spanish)
- Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School (Spanish)
All late-entry assessments will take place at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology, 1430 Alleghany St., Charlotte, NC 28208. Remember that assessments can take up to an hour, so please be prepared to wait in the car or lobby area while your child is testing.
As a reminder, the late-entry assessment will only determine eligibility for a dual language/immersion program. It does not guarantee placement.
To see the rubric that is used to score the late-entry assessments, visit this link.
TRY A SAMPLE TEST BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:
We suggest that you work with your student prior to his/her appointment time on at least one sample test to help your child prepare for the testing platform that will be used. Please note that the sample tests do not match the level of test items that your child will have for the assessment. It only allows them to become more familiar with the website and its functions.
For grades 1-5, students will take STAMP 4SE assessments.
For grades 6-8, students will take STAMP 4S assessments.
Here is the link to access a sample test.