About PASI Sioux Falls
Parent Advocates for Spanish Immersion
What is PASI?
PASI advocates for and supports the Spanish Immersion Program in Sioux Falls Public Schools with a primary focus on interns who enhance the language and cultural experience in the classrooms and in the community. As a 503(c) non-profit, PASI donates money through grants for teacher development and resources for the classrooms and libraries.
Why immerse your kids?
…because it’s a recipe for success.
There are many benefits to being able to understand, speak, read, and write in more than one language. In addition to gaining respect and understanding for other cultures; research has shown additional cognitive, academic, and employment benefits for bilingual students. The scores speak for themselves.
5 Simple Reasons | What Research Shows | U of MN Studies | The benefits of a bilingual brain
The Kindergarten - 12th grade immersion experience.
Children experience the Spanish language and culture throughout their education. From age 5 to 18 children have the opportunity to immerse his/herself in the Spanish language and culture at every grade level- elementary, middle, and high school. Spanish Immersion and Two-Way Immersion sites are located at Sonia Sotomayor Elementary, Hayward Elementary, and Rosa Parks Elementary. Spanish and Two- Way Immersion students join together at Edison and our 9th-12th grade students continue their education at Lincoln High School.
The PASI mission:
To support and advocate for students, teachers, and interns in the Sioux Falls Public Schools Spanish Immersion Program.