The first class of Spanish Immersion students will make the move to middle school next year. But they aren't the only students who will take a foreign language with them in the move.
Thanks to another program, dozens of students are ready to take high school Spanish classes in the sixth grade.
Students at Rosa Parks, who are not in the Spanish Immersion program, still get a taste of the language in their classrooms.
FLES, or Foreign Language in Elementary Schools, is a program designed to teach basic Spanish.
"It's better for them to learn it now, because they're not afraid to try and pronounce things. They aren't afraid to mess up. So it's really fun to see them grow," FLES teacher, Jenna Simpson said.
FLES students get about 15 minutes of Spanish instruction each day.
While the program is not designed to make the kids fluent in the language, these students will be ready to take high school level Spanish classes when they get to middle school.
"It's kind of handy to have a second language, because if you want to go places around the world you have to, most places speak Spanish. So you'll know a little bit of it," Heiden said.
Braiden Heiden has been in the program since second grade.
With a Spanish-speaking father and English-speaking mom, Heiden says he tries to practice his new skills at home whenever he can.
"My dad's ok because he's part Mexican. But my mom has no idea," Heiden said.
If Heiden and his classmates score 80 percent or higher on semester tests in their middle school Spanish classes, they'll receive high school credits.
Both Heiden and his teacher are confident these Rosa Parks students will do well.
"I think that most of the people in here know Spanish pretty well. And the people that don't know it super good are getting there," Heiden said.
"As long as we're just taking one step at a time and moving forward, it's only going to progress," Simpson said.
Those high school level classes will be offered at both Patrick Henry and Whittier Middle Schools.
Beginning next fall, about 60 FLES students will be entering middle school each year.