¿Hablas español? Parlez-vous français? 한국말을 하십니까? Rising kindergartners have an opportunity to say “!Sí!” “Oui!” and "예!" with Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS) Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program— Spanish at Annistown, Baldwin, Bethesda, Camp Creek, Ivy Creek, Level Creek, and Meadowcreek elementary schools; French at Trip ES ; and, new for 2019-20, Korean at Parsons ES.
Registration for new kindergartners starting school in 2019–20 is open March 1 through May 9 at 3 p.m. In DLI, students spend half of the school day learning in English and the other half learning content areas in the target language (Spanish, French, or Korean). Through the program, students develop proficiency in both English and the new language, while ensuring both academic achievement and intercultural competence. Students enter the program as kindergarten students, continuing their studies the next year as the program builds by one grade level every year.
The schools will accept transfers into the program if available slots are not filled by students in the school zone, and families provide transportation. (In addition to completing DLI registration paperwork, families should register for kindergarten. Watch for information about kindergarten registration during March.)