Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program
Programa de Doble Inmersion
The Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program is available at two district schools, Capri and Paul Ecke Central. The Dual Language Immersion Program is a challenging and rigorous academic program in which Spanish is used as the primary language of instruction. The classroom population is half English-speaking children and half Spanish speaking children. The program implements a 90/10-immersion model in which kindergarten students receive 90% of their instruction in Spanish and 10% in English. The percentage of English instruction increases until core subjects are taught in Spanish for 50% of the day and English for 50% of the day in 4th – 6th grades. One of the major goals of the DLI program is to develop language proficiency in English and in Spanish.
Kindergarten Entrance to DLI Program
Students eligible to participate in the DLI Program lottery must be age-appropriate for kindergarten entrance for the school year in which they are submitting an application. Specifically, students turning five (5) on or before September 1 (CA Ed Code 48000) and currently residing within the boundaries of EUSD.