World Language Immersion Program
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.
Interested in an immersion program for 2018-19? Information will be posted in January, 2018.
Read Frequently Asked Questions about immersion programs
Watch this short clip about immersion programs.
Attend a general interest meeting to learn more about immersion programs. (Flyer) (Flyer in Spanish)
Attend a meeting to find out more about the immersion program at a particular school. Meeting dates will be announced in January 2018.
How to Apply
Forms were due on May 5, 2017.
Forms received after the deadline will be placed at the bottom of the wait list in the order received.
For more information, call 240-740-2540.
Solicitud a Programas de Inmersión Lingüística
La fecha límite para someter la solictud es el 5 de mayo de 2017.
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
Programs at a glance
Chinese Immersion - Elementary
French Immersion - Elementary
Spanish Immersion - Elementary
Two-Way Language Immersion - Elementary
Middle School Immersion Programs
Application Process for Middle School Immersion Programs
This year, 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 during the week of December 19, 2016. The deadline to return the Notice of Intent form is Friday, January 6, 2017.
Chinese Immersion - Middle School
French Immersion - Middle School
Spanish Immersion - Middle School