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Dual Language Immersion Program

Central Enrollment

The goal of Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs is to create bilingual, biliterate, multicultural students who are better prepared for success in the ever-expanding global community.

DLI is considered an "additive bilingual" program in that students do not lose their first language while adding a second language. For an immersion program to be considered Dual Language Immersion, around half of the students need to be from each of the two native language groups. In Roseville, those two language groups will be English and Spanish.

Throughout the 7 years of the DLI program (kindergarten through 6th grade) students will learn both languages and both languages will be used for core academic instruction. In kindergarten and first grade the vast majority (90%) of the instruction will be in Spanish with more English language instruction starting in 2nd grade. By the time a student is in 5th grade about half their day (50%) will be in each of the languages.

While Dual language programs differ from traditional classrooms in the fact that they use both languages for instruction, DLI programs provides the same academic content and address the same core grade level standards as other district educational programs.

How to Enroll

Due to their unique programming, four of our schools use lotteries in their enrollment process. This includes the Dual Language Immersion Program (Spanish Immersion located at Little Canada Elementary).

For instructions on how to participate in the lottery, please visit our enrollment page. If you have additional questions, please contact Central Enrollment. Their contact information is provided below.

The district will process applications during the week of February 8, 2021, and families will be notified of the lottery results by U.S. mail later that week.

All schools will offer sibling preference in placement. This means that siblings of current students will be placed into the school/program before the lottery drawing. Siblings are still required to complete a lottery application.