MCPS offers Spanish, French, and Chinese elementary immersion programs at seven schools. Some immersion programs are based on geographic location and/or give preference to local school students. Some programs are total immersion, meaning all core subjects are taught in the target language, while others are only partial immersion.
Any student entering grades K–5 in the following school year may participate in the immersion lottery. Students may choose to continue into the feeder middle school immersion program.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Answers to your questions for after the lottery process
The application link for the lottery process for the 2020-2021 is available below. Applications are due April 24, 2020. An MCPS assigned ID number is required for participation in the immersion lottery process. Please contact the home elementary school to which your student would be assigned to secure an ID number. For more information, call 240-740-2540.
Las solicitudes recibidas luego de esa fecha, serán colocadas en una lista de espera, según el orden en que fueron recibidas. Para más información llame al: 240-740-2540.
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Programs at a glance
Immersion Interest Meeting Dates
Fechas de reuniones de interés 2019
Chinese Immersion - Elementary
French Immersion - Elementary
Spanish Immersion - Elementary
Current grade 5 immersion students will complete a Notice of Intent form to continue to the middle school immersion program. DCCAPS will be mailing the Notice of Intent forms in mid December 2019. The deadline to return the Notice of Intent form is January 10, 2020.
Families who are interested in the middle school immersion program who are not currently in an MCPS immersion program should call the DCCAPS (240-740-2540) office to inquire if space is available.
Chinese Immersion - Middle School
French Immersion - Middle School
Spanish Immersion - Middle School