• DL schools


  •  General Student Placement Guidelines

    • Program enrollment is open to all students regardless of literacy level, ESOL or ESE status.
    • Students who elected to participate in Duval HomeRoom or Duval Virtual due to COVID-19 during the 2020-2021 school year will be eligible to be placed in the Dual Language Program without Spanish Language testing for the 2021-2022 school year upon parent request. 
    • Students who are absent and are withdrawn by the school will lose their seat in the program, unless otherwise stated by the principal.
    • Parents should be made aware that the program is challenging and students will be learning a second, or maybe even third, language.
    • Parent must complete registration documents, Dual Language Application, and sign the Dual Language commitment letter, which states a minimum commitment of 5 years in the program.
    • Students are enrolled in the program automatically from school year to school year (except for years when transferring from Elementary to Middle School or Middle to High School).
    • Students must re-apply for continuation from the Elementary to the Middle School program and from the Middle School to the High School program.
    • If no space is available and students meet entry requirements, students may be placed on a wait list.
    • When filling a vacant seat, students will be admitted in the order they were placed on the wait list.
  • Kindergarten - 1st Grade:

    • Parent must complete Kindergarten registration documents, DL Application, and sign the DL Commitment letter, which states a commitment of 5-6 years in the program.
    • No Spanish Language requirement needed to be admitted.

    2nd Grade - 5th Grade:

    • Parents must complete the DL Application and the DL Committment Letter. 
    • Vacant seats filled from the wait list during the school year.
    • Students must meet the Spanish language requirement before being placed in the program (unless transferring from a similar DL program). They are tested with LAS Links Espanol Form A and need to achieve an Early Intermediate Spanish language Proficiency or above to qualify.

    Parents do NOT have to re-apply to remain in the K-5 DL Program.  

  • 6th - 8th Grade:

    • All Elementary DL students must re-apply to continue in the Middle School program.
    • Must complete and submit the DL Application and wait for an acceptance notification.
    • Vacant seats are filled from the wait list during the school year.
    • Students must meet the Spanish language requirement before being placed in the Dual Language Program. Students are tested with LAS Links Espanol Form A in all domains. 
    • Due to the immersion nature of the Spanish language instruction in the Dual Language Program, only students with Intermediate Spanish language proficiency are admitted.
  • 9th - 12th Grade:

    • All Middle School DL students must re-apply to continue in the High School DL program.
    • Must complete and submit the DL Application and wait for an acceptance notification. 
    • Vacant seats are filled from the wait list during the school year.
    • Students must meet the Spanish language requirement before being placed in the Dual Language Program. Students are assesed with LAS Links Espanol Form A in all domains.
    • Due to the immersion nature of the Spanish language instruction in the Dual Language Program, only students with a Proficient level in Spanish are admitted in 9th-12th grade.
    • It is not recommended to place new students in the program after 10th grade.
  • DL Application Process Flow Chart