• Language Immersion Program at Carver-Lyon Elementary

  • Program Description:

    Language Students in the Richland One Language Immersion Program have the 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.

    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.

  • Parent Information Sessions

    Program Location:
     Carver-Lyon Elementary School 

    Program Type: School-within-a-school model

    Grades: Spanish and Mandarin Chinese: 4K through 5th grade

    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,and Mandarin Chinese) 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 

    Bus Transportation: Provided for all students


    Parent information sessions:

    Virtual session:

    3/3/2023 at 7:30 am

    3/8/2023 at 1:00 pm

    3/16/2023 at 7:45 am and 12:00 noon

    3/23/2023 at 5:00 pm

    3/29/2023 at 8:00 am and 1:00 pm

    4/6/2023 at 7:45 am

    4/24/2023 at 5:00 pm

    4/28/2023 at 8:00 am

    To register and to receive the meeting details, email Magnet Lead Teacher Luz Corredor Gomez at luz.corredorgomez@richlandone.org. All sessions are virtual; if you are interested in having a school tour, please send an email to request it.