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Dual Language Immersion

Did you know that in Canyons District, it’s possible to learn two languages at the same time and to graduate from high school fluent in both? 

Ten elementary schools offer dual immersion programs in Spanish, French, or Chinese — and it’s nearly time for entering first graders (current kindergarteners) to apply to enroll for the 2023-2024 school year. Applications are being accepted online anytime from Monday, Oct. 3 through Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. A lottery will be held to determine entrance into the programs if the number of applicants exceeds the seats available, but any kindergarten-aged student in Utah may apply. 

Immersion programs are a great way to challenge students while preparing them to compete in today’s global marketplace. Elementary students spend half the day learning core subjects in English and the other half learning in a target language. The program extends through high school where students can work to pass an Advanced Placement exam and take college-level courses for early college credit. Not only is this an efficient and effective path to learning another language, but being multilingual has been shown to improve students’ academic performance. The cognitive skills and cultural knowledge immersion students acquire are in high demand by colleges and employers. 

Families interested in learning about these programs are invited to attend a parent informational meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Canyons Center at the Canyons District Office, 9361 S. 300 East in Sandy. Please note, students with siblings who are currently enrolled in a Dual-Language Immersion school must still submit applications by the Nov. 21 deadline. More information can be found at canyonsdistrict.org.

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