The first modern 'Immersion School' began in Quebec, Canada in 1965. A proven effective method for teaching a language--and information through the cultural framework of that language--they've taken off, and are used to teach a whole range of languages, particularly Indigenous languages. Immersion schools have been successful in helping bringing back Maori and Hawai'ian languages.
Programs in Alaska
K - 12 Immersion Schools
Ya Ne Dah Ah School
Since 1992, the Ya Ne Dah Ah School has striven to teach, preserve, and rejuvenate the Ahtna Athabascan language, culture, songs, dances, earth stewardship, and history of Chickaloon Village using traditional methods.
St Paul School
St. Paul School in the Pribilof School District teaches the Aleut language.
Tanana City School District
Maudrey J. Sommer School teaches Koyukon Athabascan
Pre-K to 1st grade
Recently, an Immersion Preschool started for Lingit.
Cook Inlet Native Head Start
See re: Ethan Petticrew
Cook Inlet Tribal Council
Program for 6mo-1yo