The goal of the Department of Dual Language (DL) is to support the district goal through multi-lingual programs. Closing the opportunity gap for historically underserved students is a priority. To this end, the department provides multiple pathways and entry points for students to become bilingual and biliterate. A variety of programs are offered to support the diversity of levels of proficiency in the partner languages. Programs for native speakers include native language literacy and dual language immersion. Programs for non-native speakers include world language and dual language immersion. By participating in these programs students may qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy.
Interested in having your child participate in a Dual Language Immersion program? Students entering Kindergarten must apply through the lottery. At grade levels beyond kindergarten, families must submit a petition and the student’s language proficiency may need to be tested. You can apply and find out more on the School Choice Transfer Process site.
DLI Lottery Cycle Dates
Department of Dual Language Newsletter
Linked below is the new Department of Dual Language (DDL) newsletter which shares exciting department updates as well as highlights recent happenings in DDL.
Year 4 Briefing: Study of Dual-Language Immersion Translations