• Language Immersion Program at Carver-Lyon Elementary

  • Program Description:

    Language Students in the Richland One Language Immersion Program have an opportunity to learn Spanish, Mandarin Chinese or French through an immersion model. Beginning in pre-kindergarten, students spend half of their instructional day in a Spanish or Chinese classroom learning math, science and Spanish/Chinese literacy. Students spend the other 50% of the instructional day in their English-speaking classroom learning English language arts and social studies.

    Our French Immersion Program is enrolling only second and third-graders who come from other French Immersion programs for the 2023-2024 school year.  The goal of the dual immersion program is to have students learn to read, write, speak and listen in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese or French, all through the meaningful context of math and science. At Carver-Lyon, students have the opportunity to develop themselves as global citizens and leaders who can serve and help their communities.  

  • Parent Information Sessions

    To register and to receive the meeting details, email magnet lead teacher Luz Corredor Gomez, Magnet Lead Teacher at luz.corredorgomez@richlandone.org

    • 12/16/2022 at 8:00 AM
    • 1/12/2023 at 1:00 PM
    • 1/ 20/2023 at 12:00 noon
    • 1/25/2023 at 8:00 AM

    Program Location: Carver-Lyon Elementary School 

    Program Type: School-within-a-school model


    • Spanish and Mandarin Chinese: 4K through 5th grade
    • French: 2nd and 3rd grades who come from other French Immersion programs

    Note: The program will expand to a whole-school language immersion model over the next four years.

    Eligibility Criteria: Open to all Richland One students

    New students can enter the magnet in 4K, 5K and first grade only. Students can apply in grades 2-4 (Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and French) if they are transferring from another language immersion program or if they can pass a language proficiency test.

    Student Selection Method: Lottery

    Enrollment Capacity:

    • 32 slots for 4K Spanish
    • 32 slots for 4K Chinese
    • 32 slots for 5K French 
    • Limited 2nd and 3rd grade slots for French students who come from a French Immersion Program

    Bus Transportation: Provided for all students


    Download the Language Immersion Brochure (English PDF)

    Download the Language Immersion Brochure (Spanish PDF)

    Download the Language Immersion Brochure (Chinese PDF)