Dual Immersion Mandarin Chinese
Cleveland currently offers Mandarin Chinese language classes and content courses taught in Mandarin Chinese. This specialized four-year program focuses on increasing students’ Mandarin language proficiency toward an Advanced level while developing a higher level of multicultural understanding.
Current Hosford Mandarin Immersion Program Students
Students in the Mandarin Immersion Program cohort at Hosford Middle School are automatically assigned to Cleveland, and they do not need to complete the School Choice form. However, these students will be required to take the STAMP (STAndards-based Measure of Proficiency) at Hosford, which will be scheduled by their teacher.
Applicants Not Enrolled as Hosford Mandarin Immersion Program Students
Depending on space availability, Cleveland may be able to accept applicants who are not currently enrolled as part of the Mandarin Immersion Program cohort at Hosford. These applicants will be required to do the following by the end of February (date to be determined):
1. Complete and submit a School Choice application form: Click here.
2. Take the STAMP test (minimum score of 4 in speaking and writing).
Parents/guardians of 8th graders applying for the Mandarin Immersion Program are responsible for scheduling an appointment for the STAMP test. Contact Kojo Hakam, the Mandarin Immersion Program curriculum specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 503-916-2000, ext. 70382.
3. It may be necessary to complete a proficiency interview with a Cleveland Mandarin Immersion Program teacher. Please contact Kojo Hakam, the Mandarin Immersion Program curriculum specialist, email@example.com, or call 503-916-2000, ext. 70382.
For more information, please contact Cleveland's Vice Principal, Kevin Taylor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-916-5120.