• Language Immersion Program

  • 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 Kindergarten and 1st grade students for the 2021-2022 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. Carver-Lyon is a Leader in Me School, and students have the opportunity to develop themselves as global citizens and leaders in our school and beyond.

  • Parent Information Session: Click here to register


    Below are the scheduled information session dates for Language Immersion.



    • March 16 @8:30 am

      March 22 @8:30 am

      March 29 @ 5:30 pm

      April 12 @ 5:30 pm

      April 20 @ 8:30 am

      April 30 @ 8:30 am


    Program Location: Carver-Lyon Elementary School

    Program Type: School-within-a-school model


    • Spanish and Mandarin Chinese: 4K through 5th grade
    • French: 5K through 1st 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 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 
    • Limited 5K and 1st grade slots in Spanish and Chinese and 1st grade French

    Bus Transportation:
     Provided for all students


    Download the Language Immersion Brochure(PDF)