COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
PRINS. MEMO NO. 11
October 23, 2001
ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY
 
TO: Principals
FROM: Patricia I. Wright
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
SUBJECT: 2002 Governorís Foreign Language Academies

Superintendentís Memorandum Informational No. 147, dated October 12, 2001, announces six Governorís Foreign Language Academies sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education. This memorandum may be accessed on the Internet at:

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2001/inf147.html.

The three immersion programs in French, German, and Spanish provide an intensive experience and unique challenge for students who have excelled in language study to continue their study of that language in a total immersion environment. The Latin Academy provides continued study of Latin and an introduction to classical Greek. The non-immersion programs in Japanese and Russian provide an opportunity for interested students to be introduced to the Russian and Japanese cultures and languages.

Each high school may nominate at least one student for each academy according to the criteria in the application packets. Schools with enrollments of more than 750 in grades 10, 11, and 12 as of September 30, 2001, may nominate an additional candidate for French, German, Latin, and Spanish.

Complete information about the summer 2002 Governorís Foreign Language Academies, including applications, informational flyers, nominee report forms, and order forms for testing materials, may be accessed directly at: http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Language/GAindex.html.

All completed application forms and supporting materials must be postmarked to the Department of Education by January 15, 2002.

Please contact Mrs. Faye Rollings-Carter

(mailto:frolling@pen.k12.va.us), associate director of foreign language and ESL at (804) 225-2593 for more information.