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Students at Mount Pleasant Academy are getting an early start at learning foreign language, and it's all thanks to team work and support from parents.

Spanish comes to you at Mount Pleasant Academy, and the mobile classroom makes frequent stops. Spanish teacher Amanda Palacio says, "It's spanish on wheels. I go to classrooms. Kindergarten through third grade have me twice a week. Fourth and fifth have me once a week, and I spend thirty minutes with each class that I go to, and we do an assortment of things. We play games, we go through a lot of vocabulary." We've learned all the basics like greetings, colors, month, we focus on seasons, but a lot of it has been practicing conversations."

Foreign language is not funded by the school district on the elementary levels, so the PTA is footing the bill. This is the first year for the program at Mount Pleasant Academy. Principal Jane Davis says,"It's the pride and joy of our school. Our PTA worked real hard to raise the funds to have a spanish teacher this year. The children love it, the parents love it. I think it's definitely an advantage to be exposed to a different culture and language so we are real excited about it." Third grade student, Brooke Bennet says, "I really love spanish. I get to learn a new language and it's fascinating." Fifth grade student Tyrell Manigault says,"The spanish here is really awesome. Before, didn't even know spanish. You're going to be doing spanish in Moultrie next year if you go, so it's good to start learning now so it would be easier."

MPA is among the highest, when it comes to student achievement in the state. The PTA also raised money for a computer teacher, and new playground equipment.

Coming up Friday on News 2 Today, we'll present mount pleasant academy with our Cool School award.

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