Benefits of Being Bilingual
  • Has a positive effect on intellectual growth.
  • Enriches and enhances a child's mental development.
  • Leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and a better ear for listening.
  • Improves a child's understanding of his/her native language.
  • Gives a child the ability to communicate with people she/he would otherwise not have a chance to know.
  • Opens the door to other cultures and helps the child understand and appreciate people from other countries.
  • Gives the child a head start in language requirements for college.
  • Increases job opportunities in my careers where knowing another language is a real asset.
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The Spanish Immersion Program is a K-12 program in the Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, Kentucky. Students are taught the Spanish language through partial immersion by native Spanish speakers teaching Science and Math.

Our SIP students are among the top performing students in the state on standardized tests. Students who complete the program through high school are bilingual with native level mastery and have had exposure to a variety of different cultures from Spanish-speaking countries.

This site is not sponsored by Fayette County Public Schools.