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Dear Parents of Kindergarten students,

I am the dual language immersion specialist for Alpine School District. We are beginning the process of filling next school year’s immersion classes. Alpine School District has four Chinese, one French, one Portuguese, and five Spanish immersion schools. If you are interested in your student enrolling in one of the 11 dual immersion schools in our district, we invite you to apply for the lottery now.

What is dual language immersion?

Dual language immersion is a program where students spend half of their elementary school day learning in English and the other half of their day learning in Chinese, French, Portuguese, or Spanish. All subjects are taught between the two languages (English and a second language). The program continues into junior high and high school with advanced language courses and opportunities. The goal is to maximize a student’s second language proficiency and develop their abilities to work successfully in multicultural settings. Please watch this video for more information.

How does my student get in the program?

Because space is limited, enrollment is done using a lottery system. To be considered, you must complete the lottery application by January 31 at 6:00pm. Students may apply for the lottery at multiple schools by completing an application for each school that they are interested in attending. Please see this document to apply.

Additional Information

The lottery application opens on December 16, 2020 and closes on January 31, 2021 at 6:00pm. Applications must be submitted prior to that time.

Due to Covid, schools will not be holding in-person parent meetings this year. Instead, please watch this video that has information about the DLI program and the lottery process.

Information about the application and selection process can be found on this document with additional information on our website.

If, after reading the information online, you have any questions, you may contact me at [email protected] or by contacting any of the immersion schools.