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 deadline to submit forms for the 2019-2020 school year was April 26, 2019. Forms received after the deadline will be placed at the bottom of the wait list in the order received. The lottery process for the 2020-2021 school year will begin in February 2020. For more information, call 240-740-2540.
La fecha límite para someter el formulario de interés para participar en la lotería fue el 26 de abril de 2019.
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 2018. The deadline to return the Notice of Intent form will be in January 2019.
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