R.M. Marrs Magnet Center is a proud member of the ISA program. The International Spanish Academy (ISA) program is an educational outreach initiative of the Ministry of Education of Spain where high performing schools in the United States and Canada implement a Spanish- English dual language immersion curriculum with the Ministry's support and recognition. More information here: http://www.educacionyfp.gob.es/eeuu/en_US/convocatorias-programas/convocatorias-eeuu/isa.html
Dual Language education programs integrate native English speaking students with native Spanish, Chinese, French, or other language speaking students for academic instruction which is presented in both languages. Social and academic learning occurs in an environment that values the language and culture of all students and sets high standards to ultimately achieve academic success in both languages. Many school districts have created magnet schools around Dual Language programs because of the social benefits found in these classrooms. Omaha Public Schools is one such district, and R.M. Marrs Magnet is one of the schools within the district that offers this program to 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.
Dual Language Program Beliefs
Administrators, teachers, and staff within the Dual Language Program of the Omaha Public Schools are dedicated to ensuring that each child acquires the skills and knowledge to succeed in global society by working towards the following goals:
How do students enter the program?