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For Families Interested in  NMIS 

Prospective Parent Nights

Would you like to learn more about what makes NMIS unique, such as our bilingual immersion and Arabic language learning model and International Baccalaureate program and other offerings such as music, art, and after school programs that make our free charter school unique?  We will be holding informative Prospective Parent Nights during the month of March.  Enrollent lottery numbers are only distributed at Prospective Parent Nights so attendance at a Prospective Parent Night is required to enter your child in our enrollment lottery.  To register to attend one of these sessions please click this link.

  • Wednesday, March 1 @ 6:00 pm.
  • Thursday, March 16, @ 6:00 pm
  • Friday, March 31 @ 6:00 pm

Most questions will be able to be able to be answered at the Prospective Parent Nights but if you have any other questions or concerns, please reach out the registrar at registrar@nmis.org.

 

School Tours

School tours will also be offered to be scheduled at future dates, prior to the lottery. This will also take place at the conclusion of the Prospective Parent Night sessions.

 

Enrollment Lottery

Because the level of interest in NMIS exceeds available spots for new students, we hold an enrollment lottery each year.  This year the enrollment lottery will take place on Thursday, April 6th, 2023.   

Offers of Admission for students who have been admitted via the lottery will be sent by the Registrar by email to families by Monday, April 10.  Acceptance of Offers of Admission must be done within 24 hours of receipt using the link that will be provided. 

Language immersion is at the heart of the NMIS program.

Starting our program in kindergarten is ideal to increase the likelihood of becoming multilingual.  The goal is to replicate the language learning process we all underwent as we learned our first language as toddlers. 

 Much language research suggests that the “ideal” time to learn a second language peaks about age 5-6, while other research says students 8-9 years of age may still succeed in an immersion program. However, all children learning a second language early in life have a much higher probability to speak that language with a native-like accent.  In fact, by age 7, the ability to make certain phonemes of a language starts to diminish in our brains and continues to do so as we age. For this reason, we encourage registration in our program only in kindergarten and early first grade.

 

Instructional time in each language

Grade Level Percent of Instruction in English Percent of Instruction in Spanish Percent of Instruction in Arabic
Kindergarten and First Grades 10-20% 80-90% 0
Second Grade 25-35% 65-75% 0
Third Grade 40-50% 50-60% 0
Fourth and Fifth Grades 40-50% 50-55% 5-10%
Sixth and up 50-60% 30-40% 5-10%

Is a bilingual immerison school a good fit for you child? 

To get started, select the grade your child will be moving into.  If your child can read the reading sample NMIS may be a good fit!

Kindergarten
Studies shows that entering Kindergarten at any point in the school year works well for most children.
First Grade

Studies shows that entering Frist Grade at during the first half of the school year works well for most children. 

Here is the reading sample if you are interested in your child entering past the fist half of the school year:

Las abejas son pequeñas, pero hacen un trabajo enorme.

Second Grade

Ven y viaja alrededor del mundo para buscar amigos y conocer nuevos lugares.

Third Grade

Nacida en 1907, Frida Kahlo una artista mexicana, siempre fue una persona fuerte e independiente.

Fourth Grade

El agua subterránea representa una fracción importante de la masa de agua presente en los continentes, bajo la superficie de la tierra, tanto en el suelo como en el subsuelo.

Fifth Grade

Arrecifes antiguos enterrados dentro de secciones estratigráficas son de gran interés para los geólogos porque proporcionan información paleo-ambiental sobre la ubicación del lugar en la historia de la tierra.

Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Eight Grade

“[En la zona de la playa], la mayoría de los espacios recién desarrollados fueron invadidos por hostales y restaurantes piratas. Muchos de esos establecimientos comerciales ilegales son propiedad de gente foránea (del extranjero). Esos mismo extranjeros utilizan a los nativos para dar la ilusión de ser legal para no ser desalojados.” (Castaño, Alberto, 2016)

 

Basado en esta evidencia, saben que Isla Grande tiene establecimientos que son ilegales. Dice que los extranjeros están dando trabajos a los nativos solo porque ellos quieren que el gobierno crea que los establecimientos son legales. Entonces, si, estaba dando los nativos trabajos pero, no saben si los trabajos son buenos y si les pagan la cantidad correcta.

 

Para resolver este problema, el gobierno de Isla Grande puede deshacerse de todos los negocios que son ilegales. El gobierno también pueden ayudar a los locales que no pueden conseguir un trabajo para tener buenos trabajos para todos y nuevos oportunidades para todos las personas en Isla Grande.

7215 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 503-7670