Dual Language Immersion Program
Our deadline for accepting applications for the lotteries has ended. However, you may still submit an application and be placed on a waiting list. Also there may be some openings at some schools. Please check the list of schools for more information.
Please see the list of schools to view which programs are offered. This application is for students currently in kindergarten who wish to apply for the program next year (2014-2015) beginning in 1st grade. Students currently in our Dual Immersion Programs do not need to re-apply. If you wish to apply for a child in an older grade level, please contact the school directly. If you are interested in having your child tested for the West Kearns Gifted Dual Immersion Program, please contact Gail Dawson at 385-646-4620.
How are students selected for the program?
All applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on February 21, 2014. School and district personnel will determine the number of spaces that will be available for students enrolled at each school, as well as spaces for students not currently enrolled and applying for special permit. The number of spaces available in each category is based on enrollment and may be different at each school, depending on the needs of the school to maintain the traditional and dual immersion programs. At that point, a lottery will be used to determine placement in the program. Notification of selection or placement on the waiting list will be sent out by March 10, 2014. Those who are selected must return the Parent Commitment Form by April 11, 2014. If not all of the spaces are filled, applications will be accepted until the program fills.
In the lottery process, students with siblings already enrolled in a dual immersion program who apply before the deadline will receive priority consideration. Furthermore, our goal in a Dual Immersion classroom is to have 50% English speakers and 50% target language speakers. Therefore we will hold a lottery for each group at the schools to fill the designated spaces. Students who apply after the deadline are placed on a wait list in order of date of application and after those who applied on time in the lottery process. We will also seek to serve Granite School District students first and offer placement to students outside of the district as space is available.
Please call Kerrie Neu (385-646-4611), Sharon Gracia (385-646-4238), or Carolyn Schubach (385-646-4530) if you have any questions. If you are interested in the Gifted Dual Immersion Program at West Kearns Elementary, please contact Sheri Sorensen at (385) 646-4620 or e-mail Sheri to schedule testing for the program.