PreK-6 Spanish Immersion/Global Studies Magnet School
Students interested in Spanish Immersion in grades 2-6 must have prior immersion experience and/or demonstrate language proficiency to enroll.
The vision of Lewton Spanish Immersion / Global Studies Magnet School is to prepare all students for global citizenship by helping them develop and exercise the Habits of Mind and Work in both English and Spanish to achieve academic excellence.
The Lewton staff, in partnership with families and community, will Educate for a global network awareness, Connect through good character, and Empower through service learning to prepare biliterate, globally competent citizens.
What is Spanish Immersion?
Lewton’s language immersion model provides students the opportunity to learn Spanish through a variety of formats and content areas. In the Lewton community, classmates learn from one another and differences are viewed as strengths. This results not only in a deeper understanding of language but a broader acceptance of varied cultural beliefs. The goal is to produce bilingual global citizens who can learn and share ideas in English and Spanish.
What is Global Studies?
Lewton students examine local, global and intercultural issues, understand and appreciate different perspectives and world views, interact successfully and respectfully with others, and take responsible action toward sustainability and collective well being.
Lewton plays a crucial role in helping young people develop global competence. We provide opportunities to critically examine global developments that are significant to both the world at large and to their own lives. At Lewton, we encourage intercultural sensitivity and respect by allowing students to engage in experiences that foster an appreciation for diverse peoples, languages and cultures.
What Makes Lewton Special?
- Project-based learning organized around grade-level global themes helps students learn and apply 21st century skills and knowledge.
- Partnerships with Michigan State University and a rich and diverse array of community organizations teach students about diversity and human interaction.
- As a One World school, Lewton scholars connect with students from around the world. This international character building program generates civic commitment to school, local, national, and global communities.
World-Class Partners Enrich Global Focus
Lewton creates a truly global experience by enlisting some of the world’s top experts in language instruction. The University of Minnesota’s Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) are international leaders in second language instruction and learning. Partnering with One World provides Lewton students the opportunity to increase their global competence through sustainability projects and service learning.
Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment
What is Title IX?
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.
Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX
Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)
Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)
Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)
Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)
Reporting Prohibited Behavior
Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator:
- If you are a district employee and would like to report prohibited behavior, please fill out the form on the Lansing School District Prohibited Behavior Internal Reporting Portal. (You must be logged into your Office 365 account.)
Michael E. Jones
Title IX Coordinator
You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to:
Dr. Camela Diaz
Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Mr. Bruce Lankheet
Department of Public Safety Coordinator