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Applications accepted for 2023-24 first graders from December 18, 2022-January 31, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

What is Dual Immersion?

Dual language immersion is a program where students spend half of their elementary school day learning in English and the other half of their day learning in Chinese, French, Portuguese, or Spanish. All subjects are taught between the two languages (English and a second language). The program continues into junior high and high school with advanced language courses and opportunities. The goal is to maximize a student’s second language proficiency and develop their abilities to work successfully in multicultural settings. Please watch this video for more information.


How does my student get in the program?

Because space is limited, enrollment is done using a lottery system. To be considered, you must complete the lottery application by 6 pm on Monday, January 31, 2024. Students may apply for the lottery at multiple schools by completing an application for each school that they are interested in attending. Please see this document to apply.

Additional Information

  • The lottery application opens on December 18, 2023 and closes on January 31, 2023 at 6:00 pm. Applications must be submitted during this window.
  • A parent meeting will be held at Orchard Elementary on January 25, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
  • A list of the immersion schools and any planned parent meetings can be found here. 
  • You can view an older slideshow version of the presentation about the Dual Language Immersion programs in Alpine School District.
  • Wait for notification from the school to know if your child was accepted. Notifications will be sent no later than February 16th, 2024. Please call the school after February 16th if you haven’t received notification by then.
  • If your child is accepted, your enrollment is not final until you have turned in the Parent Commitment Form. You will be given a Parent Commitment Form from the school when your child is accepted. The commitment form must be turned in by 3:00 pm on Friday, February 23, 2024. If your child is not a current student at Orchard Elementary, you will need to fill out enrollment forms online. 
  • Information about the application and selection process can be found here with additional information on our district website.
  • Information about Dual Immersion and the application/selection process can be found at
If, after reading the information online, you have any questions email  [email protected] or contact our office.