The new Countryside Dual Spanish Immersion Program is a districtwide Edina Choice Program that is coming to kindergarten in Fall 2022! We are working to build a program with both native Spanish speakers and native English speakers so students have the ability to learn both languages together. Studies show students in two-way language programs demonstrate faster acquisition of languages, support one another in their learning, and experience higher academic achievement.
Normandale French Immersion is a districtwide Edina Choice Program that immerses students in a second language while learning Math, Science, Reading, Writing and other curricular areas. Because of the advancing skill level, entrance is most successful in kindergarten. Students at Normandale are also a part of a larger, international community. Over the years our staff has represented many French-speaking cultures: France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, and Senegal.
Continuous Progress (CP) is a districtwide Edina Choice Program that offers multi-grade classes. Two classrooms form a "family" - one classroom includes grades 2 and 3 and the other classroom includes grades 3 through 5. Students stay in their "family" for all five years with the same two teaching partners. This structure promotes student/teacher and parent/teacher relationships, as well as leadership opportunities, self advocacy, family activities, and parent involvement. Continuous Progress is available at Countryside and Highlands.
Preference forms are required to enroll in all Edina Choice Programs.
- Countryside Dual Spanish Immersion Program
- Normandale French Immersion
- Edina Virtual Pathway
- Countryside Continuous Progress
- Highlands Continuous Progress
NOTE: Enrollment in Edina Choice Programs is determined by lottery. Completion of the preference form does not guarantee placement in the program.
NOTE: The preference form deadline (Jan. 7, 2022) for the 2022-2023 school year has passed.
Preference forms will be processed by Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, after which you will be notified by mail if your child has been accepted into one of the districtwide programs. If accepted, you will register your child online; if your child is not accepted into the choice program, you should register your child online for your neighborhood school.