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Spanish Immersion Open Enrollment

Dual language immersion education is a method of educating students in an instructional setting that allows them to acquire a second language through subject content instruction, educational discourse, and social interaction in the second language for at least 50% of the academic day.


In the 2018-2019 school year, the Spanish Immersion Program will begin enrolling a limited number of kindergarten students. Students who enter the program need to be committed to continuing Spanish dual language learning through 5th grade at Barksdale. The program is a choice for parents, and parents who elect to apply for this option for their child will do so through the CMCSS open enrollment process. Transportation is not provided unless students are zoned for Barksdale.


Parents who are interested and would like more information can attend one of the parent interest meetings listed below.


Parent Interest Meetings

January 22 - 6 p.m. at Barksdale Elementary School

January 29 - 6 p.m. at Barkers Mill Elementary School

January 29 - 6 p.m. at Sango Elementary School

February 5 - 6 p.m. at Kenwood Elementary School

February 5 - 6 p.m. at Glenellen Elementary School

February 12 - 6 p.m. at Central Services South


The Spanish Immersion application can be accessed at Applications are due February 20, 2018.


For more information, visit or contact:

Helen Nicholas, Administrator