Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School Applications Now Available

Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School Applications Now Available
Posted on 12/22/2017
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The Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School lottery application for 2018-2019 is now available online on the school’s website,  Applications are also available in the school’s main office located at 157 Perry Avenue. The final deadline to submit an application is February 28. The lottery draw will take place at Silvermine on the evening of April 26 at 7pm. Space is limited and students are placed onto a waitlist if a spot is not available.


Families can learn more about the dual language program, and ask any questions they might have regarding second language learning during upcoming tours. Tours will be held at the school on the following dates:  January 19, 26 and February 2.  All tours will begin at 9:30am in the main office.  Those interested should call the school prior to attending. The annual Silvermine information night will take place on January 18 at 6:30pm. 


Students may only apply for one Norwalk Public Schools magnet school program. Duplicate applications will not be eligible for participation in either lottery. Separate applications must be completed for siblings.  While Silvermine attendance zone students and siblings of current students have priority, all must submit an application. Information about the Columbus Magnet School lottery will be available in early January.


As part of Norwalk Public School’s plan to create more choices that meet diverse student needs and interests, Silvermine’s long-time Mano-a-Mano program is being expanded to become a full dual language immersion school. At Silvermine, teachers plan and coordinate instructional programs in a team teaching environment at each grade level:  one instructs in English, and the other in Spanish. The program strives to develop high levels of proficiency in both English and Spanish, develop academic performance that is at or above grade level in both languages and promotes cross-cultural competence.  


Norwalk Public Schools is a long-time leader in international studies and dual language programming. In addition to Silvermine, the Center for Global Studies at Norwalk’s Brien McMahon High School is a well-known, inter-district magnet school that focuses on Arabic, Chinese and Japanese language, history, and culture.