Thursday, January 02, 2014
FCPS Announces Open Enrollment for Two-Way and World Languages Immersion Programs
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) online registration for the county-wide lottery for two-way and world language immersion programs (formerly partial immersion) opens Thursday, January 2. Current prekindergarten students may apply for the two-way kindergarten immersion program and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2014-15 school year.
The two-way immersion kindergarten program is available in Spanish at Bailey’s, Lake Anne, London Towne, and Rose Hill Elementary Schools. The first grade immersion programs are available at 11 elementary schools and are offered in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. In the immersion program, students spend approximately half of each day learning mathematics, science, and health in the target language. The other half of the day is spent learning social studies, language arts, and reading in English.
There are no formal criteria for enrollment, but the program is only open to residents of Fairfax County. Online registration is available and must be completed by Friday, February 14, at 4:30 p.m. Families will be notified—during the week of March 24 for the first grade immersion programs and during the week of May 23 for the kindergarten two-way program—about acceptance or placement on a waiting list. Transportation will not be provided for students residing outside the immersion school’s attendance area.
Parents who are interested in the FCPS two-way or world languages immersion programs are encouraged to attend one of the following informational meetings. All meetings are held at the school named, unless noted.
Bailey’s Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences has a separate application process. Visit www.fcps.edu/BaileysES or call 703-575-6800 for more information.
Program Sites and Informational Meetings for 2014-15
* There are seats available in the immersion program for first grade students.
Note: For more information, contact Sarada Sistla at 571-423-4602.