- The Three Pillars of Dual Language / Los Tres Pilares de Doble Inmersión
- Our Mission & Vision / Nuestra Misión y Visión
- The DL Program in Beaverton / El Programa de Doble Inmersión en Beaverton
- Our Schools / Nuestras Escuelas
- Apply for the Dual Language Program / Solicitar al Programa de Doble Inmersión
- Dual Language Lottery Information
- Transfer Process
- The Seal of Biliteracy / El Sello de Biliteracidad
- Contact Us / ¡Comuníquese con nosotros!
Nuestra misión y visión
Todos los estudiantes logran o superan las metas de aprendizaje de nivel de grado;
Our Mission and Vision
The vision of the BSD Dual Language Program is that:
All students value their bilingualism and biliteracy as positive assets;
All students attain a high level of academic biliteracy in the two program languages.;
All students meet or exceed grade-level learning targets;
All students learn to value the diversity of our community’s cultures;
All students graduate with the Oregon Seal of Biliteracy/Multiliteracy, and are well-prepared to thrive as global citizens.
The Dual Language Programs in the Beaverton School District are considered to be two-way immersion (TWI) as defined by the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL). When considering enrollment of new dual language students, the language demographic of the classroom is of utmost importance. In order to be in full alignment with the Guiding Principles of Dual Language Education, the “two-way immersion programs include approximately equal numbers of students who are monolingual or dominant in English at the time of enrollment and students who are monolingual or dominant in the partner language at the time of enrollment. There also may be students who have proficiency in both languages at the time of enrollment. A general rule is that to be considered a two-way program, no less than one third and no more than two thirds of the student population should be monolingual or dominant in either English or the partner language at the time of enrollment.”
Kindergarten applications are accepted for Kindergarten beginning in January for the following school year. Paper applications are available in the school office.
Grades 1-12 applications are accepted year-round and dependent on availability for grades 1-12. Admission is based on partner language proficiency and/or prior experience in a dual language program. Contact the DL coordinator at the school for more information.
A Lottery based on home language is put into place when the number of applicants for the program is more than the number of spaces available. Lottery numbers are used to determine which students are selected within the preference order described below.
In order to ensure alignment with the two-way immersion program model, applicants are placed in student subgroups based on their home language noted on the application. Each student subgroup represents one third of the total number of students in the classroom. Priority is given to students who live within the school boundary.
Example of a Two-way Classroom
A classroom with 24 students would have the following language balance:
8 in subgroup 1: home language is Spanish
8 subgroup 2: home language is English or a language other than Spanish
8 subgroup 3: home language is Spanish AND English
Names will be selected for each language student subgroup until either the spaces are full, OR there are no longer applicants in the student sub group. Once selected, a student’s family has one week to accept or decline the spot by responding through email or in writing.
Note: Preference is given to siblings of students already enrolled in the dual language program. Also, transportation can only be provided to students within the Dual Language school boundary or region.
Application Window 1
Opens: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024
Closes: Wednesday, January 31st, 2024
The lottery will be held on Thursday, February 1st, and families will be notified via email on Friday, February 2nd. Results cannot be given over the phone.
Note: All applicants who are on the waitlist in Lottery 1 will automatically be added to Lottery 2.
Deadline for families to accept: Friday, February 9th by 4:00pm.
Application Window 2
Opens: Wednesday, May 1st, 2024
Closes: Wednesday, May 29th, 2024
The lottery will be held on Thursday, May 30th, and families will be notified via email on Friday, May 31st. Results cannot be given over the phone.
Deadline for families to accept: Friday, June 7th by 4:00pm.
Late enrollment: In order to preserve the integrity of the two-way dual program model, if one or more of the three student subgroups do not fill after Lottery 1 and Lottery 2, the spaces will remain open until filled. With that in mind, it is possible for a school to accept new students into the dual language classrooms through October.
Process for Intradistrict Transfers
The process for a dual language program intradistrict transfer allows resident students to transfer from one Beaverton school to another Beaverton school.
When a BSD resident student is accepted into the dual language program and lives in a BSD neighborhood that is outside of the dual language school boundary, the dual language application acts as the documentation needed to complete a transfer. Once the family commits to the program and has confirmed with the school site coordinator/administrator, the registrar at the dual language school will begin the process of the dual language program transfer by contacting the registrar at the home school of the student. Once the student is dropped from the home school, the dual language school registrar will add the new student.
The dual language school prioritizes applicants from within the school boundary. Students requesting transfer may fill the remaining spaces, if available. Often transfers are not approved until as late as August of the new school year.
Process for Interdistrict Transfers
The process for an interdistrict transfer allows non-district students to transfer from a non-BSD school to a BSD school.
If a student is interested in attending a dual language program school but lives outside of BSD, they must follow the process for interdistrict transfer prior to applying.
For more information, please visit the BSD Transfers webpage.
Otorgado en reconocimiento a los estudiantes que han alcanzado el dominio de dos o más idiomas al graduarse de la escuela preparatoria.
El Sello de Biliteracidad tiene la forma de un sello dorado que aparece en el diploma del estudiante de último año que se gradúa, se indica en su expediente académico y es una declaración de logros para futuros empleadores y para la admisión a la universidad.
Given in recognition of students who have attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.
The Seal of Biliteracy takes the form of a gold seal that appears on the diploma of the graduating senior, is indicated on their transcript and is a statement of accomplishment for future employers and for college admissions.
Toshiko Maurizio - Directora del Departmento Multilingüe
Andrew Robinson - Subdirector del Departmento Multilingüe
Miriam Elizabeth Ambríz García- Elementary / Dual Language Educator on Special Assignment
Raquel Morán - PreK-12 Dual Language Programs
Marcela Ullibarry Cabrera - PreK-12 Dual Language Programs