Dual Language Immersion Program

 
Please watch our video to learn more about the benefits of bilingual education
 
 

Alhambra Unified School District offers two rigorous and dynamic dual language immersion programs. Spanish Dual Language Immersion at Fremont Elementary School and Mandarin Dual Language Immersion at Northrup Elementary School.   

 

 

IN PERSON and VIRTUAL Spanish  Dual Language Tours
Our Spanish Dual Language Immersion IN PERSON tours will take place at Fremont Elementary School 8:15am-9:45am on the following dates:
 
In Person Tour Dates
10/18/22
11/15/22
12/13/22
 
Virtual Tour 
1/24/23 at 10am 
 
Register to attend a Spanish Dual Language Immersion Tour by clicking on the link below:

 

 

IN PERSON Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Tours 
Our Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Tours will take place at William Northrup Elementary School from 8:15am-9:45am on the following dates:
  • 9/29/2022
  • 10/27/2022
  • 11/17/2022
  • 12/15/2022
  • 1/19/2023
  • 2/23/2023
Register to attend a Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Tour by clicking the link below:

  

 

Kindergarten Registration
Our online registration period is from December 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023. Parents/guardians may begin the enrollment process beginning December 1  on PowerSchool Online Enrollment.  Our programs are popular, please apply before January 31, 2023.  
 
Priority for Acceptance
Acceptance of applicants is based on the following:
Priority #1 - Students with a sibling currently enrolled in the DLIP
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 school of residence is required). 
Priority #4 - Students who are the children of AUSD employees.
Priority #5 - Students who reside outside of the Alhambra Unified School District boundaries  (A release from your child's district of residence 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.  
 
Virtual Public Lottery for Incoming Kindergarten Students
We will hold our virtual public lottery in April 2023. Students who do not get a seat will be placed on a waiting list. 
 
Enrollment for Students in Grades 1st - 6th
Please contact the DLIP school directly.
Spanish DLIP - Fremont Elementary School https://www.fremontelementary.us/
Mandarin DLIP - Northrup Elementary School https://www.northrupelementary.us/
 
Parent Commitment
Our DLIP 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 [email protected] or 626-943-3540.