Dual Immersion

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Welcome to Utah French Dual Immersion

To read more about why dual immersion please click here:

Our French Dual Immersion classes are going great. We can always use parent volunteers in the classroom and especially from anyone who speaks French. This is a very exciting program. If you are interested in this program for your first grader next year (2013-2014), the district will be taking applications on line now through November 2, 2012. Here is more information:

 Attached are notes from a Dual Immersion Parent Meeting on February 6, 2013

                       click here: REVISED Dual_immersion_notes.pdf

Language Proficiency 




Application Information

Who Can Participate?

The dual immersion program seeks to enroll students of varying background and all abilities.  Applications are open to all students entering 1st grade, except for at Midvale Elementary, where applications are open to students entering Kindergarten. However, dual language immersion programs may not be an appropriate educational option for children experiencing significant communication delays in their primary language. 

How do I apply for a dual immersion program?        

The online application process for 2013-2014 is now open until November 2, 2012. After November 2, Canyons School District will continue to receive applications past the deadline if there are still spots available in the program.  If programs are full, applicants will be placed on that program’s wait list.  

How are students selected for the program? 

School and district personnel will determine the number of spaces that will be available for in-boundary students, as well as spaces for out-of-boundary students. The number of spaces available in each category is based on the school’s enrollment capacity and may be different at each school, depending on the needs of the school to maintain the traditional and dual immersion programs. 

In the lottery process, special consideration will be given to:

a. Students with a sibling already in the DI program.

b. Students with parents that work on staff at the DI school.

c. Students that speak, read and write the target language at an appropriate level of proficiency (as determined by a proficiency screening).

d. Students who are transferring from an out-of-district comparable dual language immersion program.

Parent Responsibilities

  • Commit to long-term participation in the dual immersion program (a Parent Commitment formmust be completed and submitted by the due date of January 14, 2013 upon acceptance to a dual immersion program).
  • Develop an understanding of dual immersion education.
  • Read with your child (in English/or first language) 20-30 minutes daily.
  • Encourage the use of the target language outside of school.
  • Provide community support and, when possible, volunteer.
  • Enjoy the challenges; celebrate the results!