• 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 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 Sessions

    To register and to receive the meeting details, email magnet lead teacher Erika Barboza-Ayala at erika.barboza-ayala@richlandone.org. 

    • 04/05 - 8:30 am
    • 04/08- 12:00 pm
    • 04/20- 9:30 am
    • 04/26- 5:30 pm

    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! (English PDF)

    Download the Language Immersion Brochure! (Spanish PDF)

    Download the Language Immersion Brochure! (Chinese PDF)