Dual Immersion

AUSD is still accepting students in our Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program at Fremont Elementary. We encourage native speakers of Spanish and bilingual students to apply. 

Nuestro distrito sigue aceptando estudiantes en nuestro programa de doble inmersión bilingüe en español en la escuela Fremont. Invitamos a los hablantes nativos de español y estudiantes bilingües.

 

We are proud to offer two rigorous and dynamic dual language immersion programs -- Spanish DI at Fremont Elementary School and Mandarin DI at Northrup Elementary School.  If you are interested in learning more about our programs, please attend a virtual informational meeting. See below for detailed information. 

Enrollment
Our online registration opens on December 6, 2021.  You may begin the enrollment process on December 6, 2021 by clicking on this link:  PowerSchool Online Enrollment.  Our programs are popular, please apply before February 7, 2022.  
 
Priority for Acceptance
General acceptance of applicants is based on the following:
Priority #1 - Students with a sibling currently enrolled in the DI program
Priority #2 - Students whose school of residence corresponds with the site of the DI program
Priority #3 - Students who reside within the Alhambra Unified School District boundaries (A release from your child's current district is required.
Priority #4 - Students who reside outside of the Alhambra Unified School District boundaries  (A release from your child's current district is required.)
 
Partner Language Assessment
As a means of ensuring success in our two-way dual immersion programs, we strive to balance our classrooms with equal representation of 1) native language speakers of the partner language, 2) students who are bilingual - English and the partner language, and 3) English dominant students.  All prospective students who indicate that they are native language speakers of the partner language or bilingual in English and the partner language will be assessed in February 2022.  
 
Virtual Public Lottery
We will hold our virtual public lottery on March 11, 2022. Acceptance letters will be mailed early in March 2022.  Those who do not get a seat will be placed on a waiting list. 
 
Deadline to Complete Registration
For accepted students, the deadline to complete the registration process for all incoming dual immersion students is March 25, 2022.  If the registration process is not complete by March 25, 2022, the student runs the risk of losing their seat in our dual immersion program.
 
Parent Commitment
Our DI programs are engaging, robust and rigorous.  Parental support and commitment to the development of biliteracy are essential building blocks of academic success.  
 
Our dual language community strives to build strong, mutually supportive relationships between the school and our parents/guardians are expected to:
- Positively support and encourage their child in the acquisition of the partner language;
- Positively and actively support their child in the development of his/her first language;
- Support their child's teacher/s and site administrators;
- Be a parent volunteer in support of the program;
- Commit to attending all DI parent workshops;
-  Be an advocate for biliteracy. 
Dual Immersion Schools:
For questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Lily Jarvis at jarvis_liliana@ausd.us or 626-943-3500.