English Language Learner Programs

  • Dual Language Immersion formerly Two Way Bilingual Immersion Program

    The Dual Language Immersion Program (DLI) is available at Washington Elementary school. Participation and enrollment in this alternative program is based on district approval via an application process. Students whose home language is Spanish or English may participate in the DLI program. This program offers academic instruction in both English and Spanish according to the district adopted DLI bilingual matrix. 

    Available at Washington in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd - For new students wishing to enter at 1st or 2nd grades should have attended a Dual Language Immersion Program previously. To apply to the Dual Language Immersion Program in SLUSD, you must submit this application (click on the application link below) AND follow district procedures for intra/inter district transfers on our website. You will only need to follow the intra/inter district transfer policy if you are not a Washington Elementary/SLUSD resident.

    Two Way Bilingual Immersion Application - English

    Two Way Bilingual Immersion Application - Spanish

    Bilingual Program

    The Spanish Biliteracy Pathway program is offered at Jefferson in grades (K-5) , Wilson in grades (K-5) and Washington in grades 3-5. Entering Kindergarten students must already speak Spanish and students have already received instruction in Spanish or participated in a bilingual program to enroll if they are enrolling in grades 1-5. This program offers academic instruction in both English and Spanish according to the district adopted bilingual matrix. The goal of this program is for students to be bilingual and biliterate. Participation and enrollment in this alternative language program is based on the school and district approval.    

    Available at Wilson K to 5 ~ Jefferson K to 5 ~ Washington 2 to 5