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K-12 Immersion and Flagship

In 2012 Kelly Elementary had a Russian Immersion kindergarten class of 21 students - 15 of which are English speakers and 6 are Russian speakers. 70% of the students school day is in Russian - they learn how to speak, read and write in Russian by learning regular kindergarten curriculum. 30% of the day is in English - literacy and special classes like PE, music and library. 

Russian Flagship students have the opportunity to regulary participate with the K-12 immersion classes through volunteer work and college curriculum projects.  

The Portland area is said to have 85,000 Russian speakers with more than 700 Russian-speaking students at various ages attending Portland Public schools.