The Forest Hills Public Schools Mandarin immersion program is the first of its kind in West Michigan. The program began in 2008, bringing together Eastern and Western culture in order to provide a rich academic, linguistic, and cultural experience for students. Today, we celebrate the program’s growth with 460 students enrolled!
Learners in grades K-4 experience a 50/50 One-Way Immersion Model. Upon entrance to grade five, the program shifts to an intensive Mandarin Language & Literacy Block, designed to build upon the K-4 base and further deepen oral speaking, listening, reading, and writing capacity in Mandarin.
In the 2017-18 school year, students enrolled in the Forest Hills Public Schools Mandarin Chinese immersion program began working on their Chinese language college minor thanks to an agreement signed between FHPS and Western Michigan University Extended University Programs. The dual enrollment program is housed at Forest Hills Northern High School.
Chinese Immersion Tour Dates
- Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
- Friday, December 9, 2022, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
- Thursday, January 12, 2023, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
- Friday, January 20, 2023, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Chinese Immersion Enrollment Dates
February 17, 2023
For more information about the Mandarin Chinese Immersion Program, including enrollment information, please click here. Or call Lisa Peabody at (616) 493-8740 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.