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Canyons district taking dual immersion program applications

Alta View Elementary first-graders learn Spanish in Sandy  Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Canyons School District has started accepting applications to its dual language immersion programs for the 2015-2016 school year.
Alta View Elementary first-graders learn Spanish in Sandy Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Canyons School District has started accepting applications to its dual language immersion programs for the 2015-2016 school year.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

SANDY — Canyons School District has started accepting applications to its dual language immersion programs for the 2015-16 school year. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Parents and guardians who have questions about the programs are invited to attend a Parent Information Night on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Canyons Support Services Center, 9361 S. 300 East. The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the facility's Professional Development Center.

Canyons offers eight elementary dual language immersion programs: Mandarin Chinese-English programs are at Draper, Lone Peak and Ridgecrest elementary schools; French-English programs are at Butler and Oak Hollow elementary schools; and Spanish-English classes are taught at Alta View, Silver Mesa and Midvale elementary schools.

All programs except for the Midvale program are for students entering first grade for the 2015-16 school year. The Midvale Spanish-English dual-language immersion program is for students entering kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year.

A lottery will be held to determine entrance into the programs if the number of applications is greater than the number of space available in the classes.

For more information, call the district's Evidence-Based Learning Department at 801-826-5045.