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Eva B. Stokely/Newcomb/Naschitti Elementary School Diné Dual Language Immersion Program

Enrolling students now starting for SY 23-24

Eva B. Stokely, Naschitti Elementary, and Newcomb Elementary School has a 90/10 Diné Dual Language Immersion Program that uses both the Navajo and English languages for Core Instruction. The model emphasizes Navajo language in K-2 with a higher percentage of Navajo being utilized for core instruction.  As students transition into the next grade, the amount of Navajo decreases until they get to 50% Navajo and 50% English by 5th grade.  The program emphasizes oral language development and cultural identity utilizing the Navajo language and hands-on experiential education through Navajo philosophy.

Eva B. Stokely Elementary (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
  • Now enrolling only K-2nd grade students because of the scaffolding process, which is extremely important for a successful 90/10 model.
  • Transportation is available to all students in the Shiprock area. This means students not within the Eva B. Stokely school boundaries are accepted. Students in the Nizhoni and Mesa boundaries can take a bus to and from their designated school to Eva B. Stokely for the Immersion instruction.
  • Eva B. Stokely Dual Language Flyer SY 23-24

Newcomb Elementary (Kindergarten)
  • Newcomb Elementary School is starting a new Dual Language Immersion program and will begin with Kindergarten.  Each year, a grade will be added.  Students from surrounding communities in the Newcomb, Sheep Springs, Nashchitti, Toadlena, Two Grey Hills, Sanostee, Tocito, and Little Water areas are welcome to enroll their children at Newcomb Elementary School for Kindergarten.

Naschitti Elementary (K-2)
  • This school year, Naschitti Elementary has added second grade for their Dual Language Immersion program.   The 90/10 Immersion model is successful based on the scaffolding process and because of the scaffolding, students cannot be admitted after second grade.  The language needs to be established from K-2.  By the time they enter 3rd-5th grade, they will have established a higher percentage of proficiency in both languages.
  • Naschitti Elementary School Dual Language Flyer SY 23-24

If you have further questions, contact Dr. Berlinda Begay, Bilingual Multicultural Education Coordinator at 505-521-5016.