World Languages: Immersion Programs

World Language Immersion Program - 1st Grade:

Formerly called Partial-Immersion

Registration is now closed.

Late Application acrobat

If you are interested in submitting a late application, please mail the application form directly to the selected immersion school. Your application will be added to the end of the generated waiting list according to the date received.

 

Two-Way Immersion Program - Kindergarten:

Registration is now closed.

Late Application - English acrobat

Late Application - Spanish acrobat

If you are interested in submitting a late application, please mail the application form directly to the selected immersion school. Your application will be added to the end of the generated waiting list according to the date received.

 

Bailey’s Elementary has a separate application process.
Please visit Bailey’s website at:
http://www.fcps.edu/BaileysES/SpanishImmersion.html
or call: 703-575-6800.

Transportation will not be provided for students residing outside the immersion school's attendance area.

Elementary School Program Sites and Informational Meetings:

Parents are encouraged to attend one of the informational meetings before enrolling their child. Meetings listed for K & 1st will cover information for both two-way immersion and partial-immersion programs.

 

Enrollment Procedures

Fairfax County parents have the opportunity to register their rising Kindergarten or rising first grade student for the immersion program. County-Wide Lottery Schools are open to all Fairfax County residents through a lottery process. School-Based Lottery Schools are only open to resident who live within the boundaries of these schools. If this is your base school and you are interested in applying, please contact the school directly.

World Language Immersion Program - 1st Grade:

 

Criteria for Enrollment

There are no formal criteria for enrollment because experience and research indicate that all students, regardless of ability level or background, can succeed in immersion programs.

  • This program is open only to residents of Fairfax County.
  • Fairfax County students who live outside the immersion school's attendance area are eligible to enroll, but parents must provide transportation.
  • World Languages Immersion Program Schools

 

Enrollment Procedures

  • A separate computer generated lottery for each site determines the acceptance and wait list order of those who registered.
  • After notification of the lottery results, parents must select one school thereby releasing the student's name from the other lists, if the student registered for more than one lottery.
  • Since there is a separate lottery system for each site, there is no student transfer option to another immersion site after the student is enrolled in the initial immersion school the family selected.
  • Parents will be notified by mail about selection or placement on a waiting list.
  • After the registration date, late registration forms will be available on the website.

Two-Way Immersion Program - Kindergarten:

 

Criteria for Enrollment

  • This program is open only to residents of Fairfax County.
  • Because the focus of the program is on literacy skills in both English and Spanish/Korean, fifty percent of the class is comprised of students whose primary language is Spanish/Korean and the other fifty percent of the class is comprised of students whose primary language is English.
  • Students who reside outside the attendance area are also eligible but parents must provide transportation.
  • Two-Way Immersion Program Schools

 

Enrollment Procedures

  • A separate computer generated lottery for each site determines the acceptance and wait list order of those who registered.
  • After notification of the lottery results, parents must select one school thereby releasing the student's name from the other lists, if the student registered for more than one lottery.
  • Since there is a separate lottery system for each site, there is no student transfer option to another immersion site after the student is enrolled in the initial immersion school the family selected.
  • Parents will be notified by mail about selection or placement on a waiting list.
  • After the registration date, late registration forms will be available on the website.

 

Learn More About Immersion Education in FCPS
and the Benefits of Early Language Learning

 

Resources:

Vacancies in Grades 2-6

 

About the Immersion Programs:Immersion Program

 

 

 

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Contacts:

World Languages Office
571-423-4602

Gregory Jones
Coordinator
571-423-4603

Grethel Rocha
Administrative Assistant
571-423-4604

Secondary

Christina Oh
World Languages Specialist
571-423-4609

Katie Han
Curriculum Resource Teacher
571-423-4606

Elementary

Beatrix Preusse-Burr
World Languages Specialist
571-423-4611

Ingrid Badía
Curriculum Resource Teacher
571-423-4612

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Last Updated

June 20, 2014