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The vision of the Spanish Immersion Program is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills and global perspective necessary to impact tomorrow’s interconnected world. The program is grounded in rigorous academic standards that are infused with the rich diversity of Spanish and English languages and cultures. Becoming bilingual will open doors to unique opportunities for all graduates. The Spanish Immersion experience continues at Lincoln High School.

The mission of the Sioux Falls School District Spanish Immersion Program is to successfully educate each student while developing biliteracy and fostering global competency in an ever changing world.

Students in this program will:
Improve formal Spanish language skills, advancing their proficiency with language use necessary for college and career success.
Earn AP credit for one, or possibly two, AP Spanish courses.
Have the opportunity to earn college credit through the Capstone course.
Earn the Seal of Biliteracy upon meeting established criteria.

Students currently attending the Middle School Spanish Immersion Program are automatically assigned to Lincoln High School to continue their immersion experience. Students may choose to attend one of the other Sioux Falls high schools and travel to Lincoln High School for their Spanish Immersion class, if the schedule allows. However, transportation is the individual’s responsibility.

Living outside of the Sioux Falls School District

You will need to fill out an Open Enrollment Form. You will need to return your Open Enrollment Form to enroll your student into a Sioux Falls High School to continue the Spanish Immersion Program.

Recommended Course Sequence

9th grade
- Spanish Immersion, World Geography, and Global Issues
10th grade
- Spanish Language, and Culture
11th grade
- AP Spanish Language, and Culture
12th grade
- Capstone


Travel Opportunities

The Spanish Department at LHS plans a trip to a Spanish-speaking country every other year.   For general information about these trips, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In 2019 a group will be traveling to Spain.  For information about this trip, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our summer immersion travel may be organized by Parent Advocates for Spanish Immersion (PASI). They advocates and supports the Spanish Immersion program in the Sioux Falls Public Schools. Their primary focus are interns who enhance the language and cultural experience in the classrooms and community.

Looking for a chance to use your language skills here in Sioux Falls? Consider contacting these groups:
Caminando Juntos
Multicultural Center
Churches Mission trips - Our Lady of Guadalupe, Celebrate, Centro Cristiano de SF, Pueblo de Dios