How to Apply

  • Portland Public Schools offers Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Japanese and is proposing a new program in Arabic.

    Interested in having your child participate in a Dual Language Immersion program?  The Enrollment and Transfer Center manages the application process.

    Dual Language Immersion Entry Process FAQ 

     

    Entry at Kindergarten:
    Students entering Kindergarten must apply through the School  Lottery between Feb.  7 and March 2 at www.pps.net/schoolchoice, attend an informational meeting at any dual language immersion school or central office and sign a Statement of Understanding. DLI programs may continue to receive applications after March 2, if slots are still available.


    Late Entry (grades 1st-12th):
    At grade levels beyond kindergarten, families must submit a petition request.  In order for petitions to be approved, space must be available at the specific grade level and school.  If space is identified, partner language learners must pass a language proficiency assessment demonstrating that they are on grade level in reading, writing, speaking and listening in the partner language.  Assessments for Late Entry are conducted in June, as well as right before school starts.
     
    You can apply and find out more on the School Lottery website.

    2018 SCHOOL CHOICE LOTTERY DATES
    The 2018 dates for families to apply for entry to dual language and focus option schools and programs are:

    • High School: 
      • closed for 2018-2019 school year
    • Elementary, Middle & K-8: 
      • opens February 7, 2018
      • closes March 2, 2018

    Petition transfer requests that are submitted during the lottery cycle will be prioritized, however, these will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

     

     

  • DLI Lottery Cycle Dates

    2018 SCHOOL CHOICE LOTTERY DATES
    The 2018 dates for families to apply for entry to dual language and focus option schools and programs are:

    • High School: closed for 2018-2019 school year
    • Elementary, Middle & K-8:  February 7, 2018 to March 2, 2018