• Bilingual DL Title

  •  GENERAL STUDENT PLACEMENT GUIDELINES

    •  Program enrollment is open to all students regardless of literacy level, ESOL or ESE status.
    • Students who are absent and are withdrawn by the school will lose their seat in the program, unless otherwise stated by the principal.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 Forms, Magnet/ Special Transfer application, and sign the Dual Language commitment letter, which states a minimum commitment of 4-5 years in the program.
    • Students are enrolled in the program automatically from school year to school year.
    • 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 waiting list.
    • When filling a vacant seat, choose a student from the waiting list.
  • Kindergarten – First Grade

    • Parent must complete Kindergarten registration documents and sign the Dual Language commitment letter, which states a commitment of 5-6 years in the program.
    • Native English speakers and native Spanish speakers will be admitted without testing in kindergarten and first grade levels during the school year.

    Second Grade- Fifth Grade:

    • Vacant seats are filled from the waiting list during the school year after students meet the Spanish language requirement with LAS Links Español.
    • In second to fifth grades, all students must meet the Spanish language requirement before being placed in the Dual Language Program. Spanish-speaking students more than two years in a U.S. school will be assessed in Spanish in order to determine the proficiency level Hablando (Speaking), Escuchando (Listening), Lectura (Reading), and Escritura (Writing).
    • Due to the immersion nature of the Spanish language instruction in the Dual Language Program, only native English speaking students with Early Intermediate Spanish language proficiency are admitted to second through fifth grade.
  • Sixth-Eighth Grade

    • All students must complete the Dual Language Form and Magnet/Special Transfer Option Online Application, and wait for an acceptance notification. Then, students must complete the registration forms for the school.
    • Vacant seats are filled from the waiting list during the school year after students meet the Spanish language requirement with LAS Links Español.
    • In sixth through eighth grades, all students must meet the Spanish language requirement before being placed in the Dual Language Program. Spanish-speaking students more than two years in a U.S. school will be assessed in Spanish in order to determine the proficiency level Hablando (Speaking), Escuchando (Listening), Lectura (Reading), and Escritura (Writing).
    • Due to the immersion nature of the Spanish language instruction in the Dual Language Program, only native English speaking students with Intermediate Spanish language proficiency are admitted to sixth through eighth grade.
  • Ninth-Twelfth Grade

    •  All students must complete the Dual Language Form and Magnet/Special Transfer Option Online Application, and wait for an acceptance notification. Then, students must complete the registration forms for the school.
    • Vacant seats are filled from the waiting list during the school year after students have demonstrated Spanish language proficiency with LAS Links Español.
    • In ninth to tenth grades, all students must meet the Spanish language requirement before being placed in the Dual Language Program. Spanish-speaking students more than two years in a U.S. school will be assessed in Spanish in order to determine the proficiency level Hablando (Speaking), Escuchando (Listening), Lectura (Reading), and Escritura (Writing).
    • Due to the immersion nature of the Spanish language instruction in the Dual Language Program, only native English speaking students with a Proficient level in Spanish are admitted to ninth through twelfth grade.
    • It is not recommended to place new students in the program after tenth grade.
  • Applicants

    Spanish Language Requirement

    Application Process

    Program enrollment is open to all students regardless of literacy level, ESOL or ESE status.

    Parent must contact the school to find out if space is available in the student’s entering grade.

    If space is available at the school, complete Dual Language Program Form. School will determine if student meets Spanish language requirement or if testing is needed. *

    *May consult with Dual Language Specialist to determine eligibility.

    *Meets Spanish language requirement

    (All Kinder and First Grade students, Continuing DCPS DL students, and ELLs less than 2 years country from a Spanish Speaking Country)

    1.       Dual Language Program Form

    2.       Special Transfer Option /Magnet Application

    3.       Commitment Letter

     

    a.        All students should complete the Magnet/ Special Transfer application to be eligible for program continuity.

     

    b.       Magnet Schools (San Jose ES& West Riverside ES)

    c.        Special Transfer Schools (Beauclerc ES, DuPont MS, & Englewood HS)

     

    Note: Schools are responsible for keeping a waiting list and contacting parents when space is available.

    **Needs to be tested with LAS Links Español Form A

    Does not meet Spanish language requirement, discontinue application process.