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Registration for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program open for incoming kindergartners

April 21, 2021

     ¿Hablas español? Parlez-vous français? 한국말을 하십니까? Rising kindergartners have an opportunity to say “!Sí!” “Oui!”  and "예!" with Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS)  Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program. The program offers Spanish instruction at AnnistownBaldwinBethesda
Camp CreekIvy CreekLevel Creek, and Meadowcreek elementary schools; French at Trip ES; and Korean instruction at Parsons ES.

     DLI registration for new kindergartners starting school in 2021–22 closes on May 13 at 3 p.m. Interested families should complete the DLI registration on the participating school’s website. (See links above.) The schools may consider transfers if available slots are not filled by students in the school zone and families provide transportation. In addition to completing DLI registration paperwork, families should complete registration for kindergarten in an easy two-step process—online registration on the district website and a registration appointment at their child’s assigned elementary school.

     In the DLI elementary school program, students spend half of the school day learning in English and the other half learning content areas in the target language (Spanish, French, or Korean). The program launches with kindergarten students, then builds by one grade level every year. The 2021-22 school year marks the eighth year for GCPS’ DLI program, with the district’s first DLI students participating in the DLI middle school program!

     If you are unable to attend a DLI information session with a local school, watch a virtual information session on the website on the GCPS website (www.gcpsk12.org) or contact GCPS’ Office of Foreign Language  at 678-301-7308.