Dual Language Immersion
GCPS is pleased to offer Dual Language Immersion Programs at Annistown Elementary (Spanish), Baldwin Elementary (Spanish), Bethesda Elementary (Spanish), Camp Creek Elementary (Spanish), Ivy Creek Elementary (Spanish), Level Creek Elementary (Spanish), Meadowcreek Elementary (Spanish), Parsons Elementary (Korean), and Trip Elementary (French). DLI Middle School Continuation Programs currently exist at Bay Creek Middle (French), Shiloh Middle (Spanish), and Sweetwater Middle (Spanish).
Why Dual Language Immersion?
Communication and collaboration in the global marketplace will become increasingly valuable skills for our students as they prepare for college, careers, and citizenship after graduation. In Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS), a new program promises to prepare students for this 21st century reality through Dual Language Immersion (DLI). Nine Gwinnett elementary schools (Annistown Elementary, Baldwin Elementary, Bethesda Elementary, Camp Creek Elementary, Ivy Creek Elementary, Level Creek Elementary, Meadowcreek Elementary, Parsons Elementary, and Trip Elementary) as well as three middle schools, (Bay Creek Middle, Shiloh Middle, and Sweetwater Middle) offer the program.
How Does the Program Work?
GCPS’ Model, informed by a successful model used in Delaware, Utah, and South Carolina, calls for at least 50% of the elementary school day to be spent learning GCPS’ Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum in the new language. In middle and high school, DLI students have the chance to continue improving their language proficiency following a different model of more focused instruction in spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and syntax in the target language. In middle and high school, students can continue to learn the target language in a culture-rich immersion environment with additional focus on refining these language skills. Please read the DLI Guidelines linked here for program details and vital specifics.
Registration and Lottery Information
Registration to begin the DLI program in kindergarten is voluntary and held in the spring of each year. Please access the webpage of Annistown, Baldwin, Bethesda, Camp Creek, Ivy Creek, Level Creek, Meadowcreek, Trip, or Parsons elementary schools for a link to the registration information for their DLI program. We have included the links to each school’s website below.
Links to Dual Language Immersion Program Details by School
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