Repost: ChattAcademy to be first dual immersion school for middle, high schoolers

This article on 2021 Fellow Nolan McDaniel originally appeared in the Chattanooga Times Free Press on May 23, 2022.

When ChattAcademy Community School opens its doors in 2023, its organizers say, it will be the first school in East Tennessee with a Spanish/English dual immersion curriculum for middle and high school students.

“What is unique about our model is that there aren’t many models like ours that start in middle school, so we’re excited to be on the cutting edge around that curriculum and model creation,” founder Nolan McDaniel said in an email.

McDaniel also serves as a fellow for BES Inc., a Boston-based organization that provides resources and support to develop and maintain charter schools.

A dual immersion school offers native speakers of two different languages, often Spanish and English, a chance to study in the same classroom.

Read more in the Chattanooga Times Free Press.