CHamoru immersion program registration now open

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Three cases were identified at the GDOE headquarters in Tiyan.

Registration is now open for the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) Faneyåkan Sinipok CHamoru Immersion Pilot Kindergarten Program that will begin at P.C. Lujan Elementary School this fall.

Interested stakeholders who would like to learn more about the registration process may contact the GDOE CHamoru Studies Division Office at 300-1387 or 300-2498 for further inquiries or for special accommodations.

The Faneyåkan Sinipok CHamoru Immersion Pilot Kindergarten Program is open to any child living in Guam who was born between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015. The maximum enrollment for the program is 18 students. Transportation to and from school is provided by parents unless families are within the attendance area of P.C. Lujan Elementary School. Program hours will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:43 p.m.

In order to participate, families must fill out and provide all documentation required by the application process, to be followed by an interview. Additionally, participating families must agree to commitment requirements, which include commitment to participate on a consistent basis, commitment to take CHamoru immersion classes by the parents and family members, and commitment to provide eight hours of in-kind service to the program per month.

Application process

  • Interested stakeholders may access the application by contacting the GDOE CHamoru Studies Division

  • Applicants will be invited to interviews aimed at discussing program requirements and commitments

  • Students will be selected based on selective factors and based on the family’s ability to commit to and meet program requirements.

  • Parents/guardians of students accepted into the program will need to sign a document stating their commitment to program requirements. Failure to fulfill commitments may result in families having to withdraw from the program.

Applications may be submitted via email to jsteria@gdoe.net or delivered to the GDOE Tiyan Office, Building B, 3rd floor, room 317.

For more information, please contact GDOE CHamoru Studies at 300-2498 or 300-1387.