Sunday, March 02, 2008

SURVEY: World Language in Elementary Schools

The Ann Arbor Public Schools is exploring the possibility of including Elementary World Language as a part of our school day. We recognize that the diversity within our Ann Arbor Community is increasing; many families speak a language other than English. We further recognize that students attending our schools today will live and see employment in a world that is globally inter-dependent. When students learn a language other than their own, they also learn a different culture and world perspective. The Ann Arbor Public Schools wants to prepare all our children for future success and opportunity.

The State of Michigan has recently developed K-12 World Language standards; proficiency will be required to graduate from a Michigan high school.

We would like to get your perspective regarding the possibility of including Elementary World Language for all elementary students. Please complete the following survey by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 14, 2008. Please note that this Zoomerrang Survey will allow for only one survey submittal per computer. If there is more then one person in the household who would like to take the survey, you can either log into it from another computer or fill out a hard copy of the survey (available at the school offices.)

Thank you very much for your input.