FCPS Announces Open Enrollment for Two-Way and Partial Immersion World Language Programs

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Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) online registration for two-way immersion and partial-immersion elementary school world language programs opens Wednesday, January 2. Current prekindergarten students may apply for the two-way kindergarten immersion program and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade partial-immersion world language program for the 2013-14 school year. 

The two-way immersion kindergarten program is only available in Spanish at Bailey’s, Lake Anne, London Towne, and Rose Hill Elementary Schools. The partial-immersion program is offered at 12 elementary schools. In the first grade partial-immersion program, students spend approximately half of each day learning mathematics, science, and health in French, German, Japanese, or Spanish, depending on the school. 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 15. If there are more applicants than available spaces at a specific school, students will be accepted to the program by lottery. Families will be notified—during the week of March 22 for the partial-immersion program and during the week of May 22 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 two-way or partial-immersion world language programs in FCPS 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 2013-14

Elementary Schools

LANGUAGE GRADES LOCATION DATE TIME SNOW DATE            TIME
French 1 Herndon Jan. 8 7  p.m. Jan. 24 7 p.m.
French 1 Kent Gardens Jan. 8 5:30 p.m. Jan. 15 5:30 p.m.
German 1 Orange Hunt Jan. 10 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 6:30 p.m.
Japanese 1 Fox Mill Jan. 16 7  p.m. Jan. 23 7 p.m.
Japanese 1 Great Falls Jan. 15 7  p.m. Jan. 22 7 p.m.
Spanish K, 1* Bailey’s Feb.  7 7 p.m. Feb.  21 7 p.m.
Spanish 1 Fort Hunt Jan. 17 7  p.m. Jan. 24 7 p.m.
Spanish K, 1* Lake Anne Jan. 15 7  p.m. Jan. 22 7 p.m.
Spanish 1 Laurel Ridge Jan. 8 7  p.m. Jan. 22 7 p.m.
Spanish K, 1* London Towne Jan. 9 7 p.m. Jan. 23 7 p.m.
Spanish 1 Ravensworth Jan. 10 6:30 pm Jan. 17 6:30 p.m.
Spanish K, 1* Rose Hill Jan. 17 7  p.m. Jan. 24 7  p.m.

* There are seats available in the partial-immersion program for first grade students.

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Note: For more information, contact Carlos Perez at 571-423-4602.

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