Westdale Middle World Language Immersion - Spanish

5650 Claycut Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Applications Accepted: Grades 6-8

Conveniently located in the heart of Baton Rouge on 25 beautiful acres, Westdale Middle School is proud to offer a World Language Immersion Magnet Program with Spanish and French as targeted languages.

Immersion students in grades 6-8 receive foreign language instruction as part of their regular daily curriculum. Students in the Immersion Program receive 100% of their social studies, science, and language arts instruction in Spanish or French. Students also have opportunities to earn high school credit in the target languages.

Our primary goal is for students to be fluent in Spanish or French by the eighth grade. This is accomplished through the use of hands-on instructional materials, computer programs, and instruction provided in both Spanish and French by certified, bilingual instructors.

In addition, our classrooms and computer labs have Internet access, which allows students to communicate directly with students in other countries.

Experience the difference that high expectations and effective resources can make in your child's education! Combine this with teamwork, an outstanding faculty, an involved group of parents, a proud community and eager students, and Westdale Middle is your best choice for an immersion education.

Westdale Middle School is the only site in the district where qualified students can participate in both the magnet program and the gifted and talented program, simultaneously.

Academic Requirements:

1. *Previously enrolled in an accredited immersion program or a native Spanish speaker
2. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 for the last four consecutive semesters
3. Score proficiently (stanine of 5 or above) in ELA and math on THE 2017 Spring norm standardized assessment