Armenian Dual Language Immersion Program
In response to community interest, the Armenian Heritage Program began at Jefferson Elementary in 2006. Students received Armenian language instruction for one hour per day. In 2010, the Armenian Heritage Program expanded into an Armenian Dual Language Immersion Program where 50% of the day is taught in Armenian. The elementary Armenian program is offered at Jefferson and R. D. White Elementary Schools.
Eastern Armenian with federal orthography is the language of instruction, however, students are exposed to the Mesropian orthography and the Western dialect as encountered in literature and other supplemental materials.
For more information, contact Miganoush Melkoian, Teacher Specialist