Rock Creek Forest Elementary School is located in Montgomery County, Maryland. The Spanish Immersion has been at Rock Creek Forest since 1977. A group of first, second and third graders formed the first class of Spanish Immersion when a bilingual teacher was hired. The program has grown from the one multi-age class to two classes at each grade level. We now have twelve classes of Spanish Immersion from kindergarten through fifth grade. In the Spanish Immersion Program students receive their core academic instruction in Spanish. In kindergarten through third grade, Spanish is the only language used in the classrooms. In fourth grade, students receive English instruction twice a week for forty-five minutes during the second semester of the school year. In fifth grade, students receive four times a week English instruction for forty-five minutes. Art, music, physical education and media center/library classes are also taught in English in all grades.