How are students selected for the program?
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. Once the application process closes, a lottery will be used to determine placement in each program. Currently students with siblings already enrolled in a dual immersion program will receive priority consideration for the lottery. However, please note:
- If you have a younger child with an older sibling already in the program, and you would like to enroll him/her in Dual Immersion, you must submit an application for that student.
- This sibling priority ONLY applies when the application is submitted on time and does not guarantee placement.
For the lottery process, only the first choice selections are placed in the lottery. After the lottery is conducted, any remaining available spaces are filled with 2nd and 3rd choices from on-time applications. Please only mark 2nd and 3rd choices if you are interested in your child attending the program at that school. If there are still spaces available after the lottery, they will be filled on a first-come first-served basis as applications are received. To see the status of which schools have spaces available, please visit the List of Dual Immersion Schools page.
Notification of selection or placement on the waiting list will be sent out by the date specified on the application page. Those who are selected must return the Parent Commitment Form by the deadline or they will forfeit their place in the program. Students who apply after the deadline will be placed on a wait list in order of date of application. Since we work to meet the needs of Granite District students, applicants from outside the district will be considered if there is space available.
Please call Kerrie Neu at (385)-646-4611, Sharon Gracia at (385) 646-4238 or Sheri Sorensen at (385) 646-4530 if you have any questions. If you are interested in the Gifted Dual Immersion Program at West Kearns Elementary, please contact Gail Dawson at 385-646-4620 to schedule testing for the program.