World Language Immersion Programs

Immersion Program - 1st Grade:

Registration is currently closed. Registration will be open February 22, 2016 – March 25, 2016, 4:00 p.m.

Parents will need their FCPS SIS account to register. For assistance with activating your account go to:

http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/247help/parents.shtml


Parents will be notified during the week of April 18, 2016, about acceptance or placement on a waiting list.

Immersion Program - Kindergarten:

Registration is currently closed. Registration will be open February 22, 2016 – April 22, 2016, 4:00 p.m.

Parents will be notified during the week of May 5, 2016, about acceptance or placement on a waiting list.

Students applying after the deadline date will be added to the end of the generated waiting lists according to the date the application is received.

Elementary School Program Sites and Informational Meetings for 2016-2017:

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

LANGUAGE
GRADES
LOCATION
DATE
TIME
SNOW DATE
TIME

French

1

Kent Gardens

Feb. 23, 2016

5:00 p.m.

March 1, 2016

5:00 p.m.

German

1

Orange Hunt

Feb 22, 2016

6:00 p.m.

March 7, 2016

6:00 p.m.

Japanese

1

Fox Mill

Feb. 17, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Feb. 24, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Japanese

1

Great Falls

Feb. 23, 2016

7:00 p.m.

March. 8, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Korean

K & 1*

Colin Powell

Feb. 17, 2016

6:00 p.m.

Feb. 24, 2016

6:00 p.m.

Spanish

K & 1*

Bailey’s

Feb 24, 2016

7:00 p.m.

March 2, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Spanish

1

Fort Hunt

Feb. 18, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Feb. 25, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Spanish

K & 1*

Lake Anne

Feb. 18, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Feb. 23, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Spanish

K & 1*

Laurel Ridge

Feb. 24, 2016

6:00 p.m.

March 2, 2016

6:00 p.m.

Spanish

K & 1*

London Towne

Feb. 16, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Feb. 23, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Spanish

1

Ravensworth

Feb. 16, 2016

6:00 p.m.

Feb. 23, 2016

6:00 p.m.

Spanish

K & 1*

Rose Hill

March 3, 2016

7:00 p.m.

March 10, 2016

7:00 p.m.

* There are seats available in the program for first graders.

Transportation will not be provided for students residing outside the immersion school’s attendance area. Since Bailey’s is also a Magnet Program, immersion students accepted to Bailey’s will receive depot transportation based on their Magnet status.

Enrollment Procedures

Fairfax County parents have the opportunity to register their rising Kindergartener or first grader for the Immersion Program. FCPS offers immersion education through two program models: (1) World Language Immersion and (2) Two-way Immersion

County-wide Lottery Schools are open to all Fairfax County residents through a lottery process. School-Based Lottery Schools are only open to residents who live within the boundaries of these schools. If your base school offers an immersion program and you are interested in applying, please contact the school directly.

 

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.

 

Enrollment Procedures

 

  • A separate computer generated lottery for each site determines the acceptance and wait list order of those who registered.
  • Parents will be notified by mail about selection or placement on a waiting list.
  • 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. Parents must communicate their selection to the World Languages Office.
  • 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.
  • After the registration date, late registration forms will be available on the website.
  • Two-Way Immersion Program Schools
  • World Languages Immersion Program Schools

 

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

Hae-Kyung Choi
Administrative Assistant
571-423-4604

Secondary

Christina Oh
World Languages Specialist
571-423-4609

Rudy Smith
Curriculum Resource Teacher
571-423-4606

Elementary

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

Karina Prudencio
Curriculum Resource Teacher
571-423-4612

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Last Updated

February 9, 2016