Superintendent's Memo #122-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

April 22, 2011

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: 2011 Governor's Foreign Language Academies

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce that the 2011 Virginia Governor's Foreign Language Academies will take place as described below:

Full-immersion Academies:  June 25-July 17, 2011

Partial-immersion Academies:  June 26-July 17, 2011

Each host site will develop a local Web page with specific Academy information, that will be linked to the Department’s Web page at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/foreign_language/language_academies/index.shtml as it becomes available. Students accepted to the Academies will be able to access forms and other information on the host site Web pages by May 31, 2011.

Letters were mailed to all applicants with copies to their nominating teachers on Friday, April 15 to apprise them of their acceptance status. The above information was included in those letters.

Thank you for your continued interest in and support of the Governor's Foreign Language Academies. For further information, please contact Ms. Helen Small, foreign language specialist, by e-mail at Helen.Small@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-3666.

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