Saturday, October 24, 2020

CISD, AlphaBest Team Up for After-School Spanish Program

Carroll ISD and AlphaBest Education, a company that provides before and after-school programs, have teamed up to bring an immersive Spanish after-school program to CISD for students in grades K-6.

In response to community input regarding Spanish enrichment, CISD officials put out a Request For Proposals (RFP) to partner with a for-profit organization to manage the after-school enrichment program.

Students in elementary and intermediate schools in Carroll ISD may enroll in the tuition-based classes, which will be offered twice a week for 90 minutes. AlphaBest will manage the program and pay CISD to utilize two school cafeterias – one north of Southlake Boulevard and one south of Southlake Boulevard.

“It’s been several years since Carroll ISD was able to offer elementary and intermediate Spanish for our students,” said Superintendent David Faltys. “This after-school program is a way for our parents to enroll their children in Spanish classes twice a week and take advantage of national and local experts who deliver a quality curriculum designed to meet the needs of younger students.”

The program will feature a curriculum in which culture will be taught in every unit so that students will have the opportunity to be immersed in the Spanish language and learn about the Spanish-speaking world. Special attention will be given to the traditions of Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Colombia. Students will be learning in Spanish about topics from science to social skills.

This program is voluntary and will be offered at two locations in CISD. Rockenbaugh Elementary and Walnut Grove Elementary will be the host campuses, but all students K-6 are welcome to register. The Spanish program is the only one of its kind in Carroll ISD, according to school officials. Campuses are often rented by non-profit clubs and organizations, as well as for-profit entities but this is the only CISD-sponsored after-school program offered at local campuses. AlphaBest Education work in numerous school districts in Texas and throughout the United States.

If a student attends Carroll Elementary, Rockenbaugh Elementary, Old Union Elementary or Eubanks Intermediate, he/she can register and attend the program being hosted at Rockenbaugh Elementary. Students who attend Johnson Elementary, Walnut Grove Elementary and Durham Intermediate will be able to register and attend the program being hosted at Walnut Grove Elementary.

The cost of the program is $792 per school year, and payment schedules are available. Parents can begin the registration process here, the deadline to register is October 10.

For more information on the Rockenbaugh location, click here.

For more information on the Walnut Grove location, click here.