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5-27 Wakefield Wins School of the Year by Embassy of Spain


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For Immediate Release:
May 27, 2016
For more information, contact the Dept. of School and Community Relations at 703-228-6004 www.apsva.us
 Wakefield Wins School of the Year by Embassy of Spain
Gunston also recognized by Embassy
Wakefield High School has been named the 2015 School of the Year by the Embassy of Spain. This award winner is selected by the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Spanish Embassy in the US to recognize exceptional Spanish language programs among the schools in the US and Canada that are part of the International Spanish Academy (ISA) network.

Wakefield is the only Spanish Immersion High School in Arlington Public Schools and in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and for many years has been the culminating venue for students who started in the immersion program at Key or Claremont. Students continued from Gunston Middle School to finish at Wakefield with rigorous advanced level Spanish classes, including Immersion Biology, AP Spanish Language and Culture and AP Literature.

Gunston Middle School won second place, making this the first year two of the four immersion schools in APS are picked for their excellence.

Wakefield was recognized at a ceremony at the Spanish Ambassador’s Residence earlier today.

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