Kindergarten-Grade 5 Mandarin Dual Language Immersion

Description of Program

Students Served

  • English Learners
  • Bilingual students
  • English proficient students

Language Instruction

Start with 80% instruction in pathway language in K and decrease to 50% by 5th grade.

Pathway Eligibility

Based on DLI research, district will assign an appropriate balance of students who are proficient in the pathway language (2/3 to 1/2) and students who have not demonstrated proficiency in the pathway language (1/3 to 1/2). To demonstrate proficiency, students must pass the Mandarin language assessment. Applicants with a Home Language Survey response that matches the pathway language will be contacted by the Enrollment Center to schedule an assessment. Any family can contact the Enrollment Center within one week of submitting their application to request an assessment.


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This page was last updated on March 6, 2024