Contact Information:
Esther Garcia

Dual Language Immersion Application Process for School Year 2020-2021 
The official application window for Fall 2020 has closed.  After the January lottery, the following waitlists were created.  If you applied during the November - December 2019 application window and your child is on the waitlist, you may check here periodically to see your child's place on the list.  

Waitlist for English Speaking Students

Waitlist for Spanish Speaking and Bilingual Students (None currently)

We are currently accepting applications to our After-Window waitlist at the following sites, for the indicated language groups:


Castle View -  Spanish and Bilingual

Fremont -      English, Spanish and Bilingual

Jefferson -     Spanish/Bilingual

Longfellow -   English, Spanish and Bilingual

Mt. View -      English, Spanish and Bilingual

Washington -  Spanish and Bilingual

Grades 1-6:   All sites are accepting Waitlist applications.  However, very few spots are/will be available, and acceptance/placement will not begin until the end of the current school year.

If you choose to complete this Waitlist application, please be sure to read highlighted information below carefully, as it relates to school selection and movement restrictions within the program.

Making the decision to enroll a child in a Dual Language Immersion program is a personal one and may not be right for all families.  The program encourages interested parents to take some time and learn more about how Dual Language Immersion works, its level of success across the nation and in our own district, and the type of commitment involved for both students and parents.  We suggest parents peruse the internet, for example, and read about other programs and recent research.  We invite them to talk with other parents who are already participating in a program, or to visit one of our DLI schools and see Dual Language Immersion in action. At a minimum, we ask parents to do the following: 

1. Review The DLI Master Plan and/or the DLI Frequently Asked Questions and DLI Application Process sections within the plan.  It is critical that you are familiar with the program and the application process.

2.  Research our DLI schools, through the links HERE. Find out where they are located in the city, and their Start and Dismissal times. Talk with your family about transportation  and/or   childcare issues, if applicable. Read about the schools and see which would be a good fit for your family.  Not all of them may be right for you.

3.  Determine which site, or sites, you'd like to apply to. Please do not apply to schools that will not meet your needs, or that you do not wish to attend.  Also, during the selection process, your child could be placed at
any one of the schools on your application, so you want to make sure each school you list is a workable option for your family.  In addition, if your child is placed on the waiting list, and you are informed of an available spot at any one of the schools on your application, refusal of this spot will be considered a refusal of the program, and your child will be removed from the waiting list. 

4.  Download and view the Dual Language Immersion Parent Presentation (available on February 11, 2020).

For future and current DLI students: Please keep in mind that a Dual Language Immersion Program transfer is to the specific program and not to a school site. However, every effort will be made to accommodate the specific DLI school/s requested. Please be advised: Once a parent accepts the DLI school being offered, student will be removed from the DLI waitlist and no further movement will occur. The DLI school accepted becomes your student’s school for the duration of the program through the highest grade level at the school site.

For additional information on transfers, please contact the Pupil Services Department.

Please review the following definitions before completing your application:

School of Residence = school site identified as your home school by your address

School of Attendance =  school site your child may be attending on a transfer.  School of Attendance is not a Priority Level for DLI placement.

After-Window Waitlist Application Form