LEAP Academy Spanish-Language Magnet School Opens August 2017
The LEAP Academy - Language Enrichment and Academic Proficiency - is Cincinnati Public Schools' new Spanish-language magnet school, which opened in August 2017 and serves Cincinnati’s West Side students in preschool to third grade.
The new LEAP Academy is at 2001 Baltimore Avenue, 45225.
Seats are available now in the new LEAP Academy for the 2017-18 school year. There are two ways to register your child in LEAP:
- Go to Roberts Academy’s main office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. - 1702 Grand Avenue (45214) - no appointment needed.
- Call CPS’ Education Center between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. for an appointment to come in and register: (513) 363-0123
The benefits of learning a foreign language are numerous, and doing so at an early age leads to a level of mastery far beyond those who get a later start. Language fluency is easier to come by when you start earlier, and the LEAP Academy offers rigorous core academic instruction in English with Spanish as a foreign language exposure as early as preschool. Foreign language instruction is infused with cultural arts to achieve a rigorous, yet enriching, experience for both native English and native Spanish speakers.
LEAP Academy will begin the 2017-18 school year serving grades preschool to third. Additional grades will be added each year until the school serves students through grade six.
LEAP Academy offers:
- Daily exposure to Spanish language and culture to enrich each student’s educational experience.
- Early exposure to Spanish ensures that students are well-prepared to tackle the foreign language high school graduation requirements.
- Integration of fine arts into instruction exposes students to the cultures of Latin America and Spain.
- Small school environment allows a team of highly qualified teachers and caring administrators to build strong ties with students and their families.
- Supportive Community Learning Center delivers resources to students and families during and beyond the traditional school day.
- State-of-the-art technology aids students in learning, while tapping them into cultures around the world.
Learning a Second Language at an Early Age:
- Has a positive effect on intellectual growth.
- Encourages more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language and a better ear for listening.
- Improves a student’s understanding of his/her native language.
- Opens the door to other cultures and helps students understand and appreciate people from other countries.
- Increases job opportunities in many careers where knowing another language is an asset.