Dual Language Application Process

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Elementary, Middle, and High School Dual Language Application Process

District-Wide Dual Language Applications for the 2023-2024 school year (K-12) is currently located in the Common Application for Specialty Programs/Schools of Choice (Common App). 

Please note: The Common Application window is open October 17, 2022 through January 13, 2023.

WHO needs to apply?

Elementary Dual Language

Pre-K:

Pre-K families do not apply through Common App. 

Steps to apply to Pre-K Dual Language:

  1. Complete online registration for the 2023-2024 school year (opens January 16) 
  2. Complete the Pre-K Application (available in Spring 2023)
  3. Complete the Dual Language section of the Pre-K application
  4. Submit required documents (in April)

Kinder and First Grade:

Families with incoming Kindergarten and first grade students for the 2023-2024 school year need to apply via the Common Application through January 13, 2023. Complete online registration (Jan 16 - Jan 31).

If Dual Language applicants exceed seats available, a lottery is conducted. Learn more about the lottery


2nd Grade through 5th Grade: 

Families with incoming 2nd grade - 5th grade students must complete the Common Application and online registration. A language assessment in the target language must also indicate the student shows sufficient proficiency in the target language to participate on grade-level. 

After the Common Application window closes on January 13, 2023 (Oct 17 - Jan 13, 2023), please contact the campus directly to ask about available seats or to be placed on a wait list. 

Middle & High School Dual Language 

Dual Language students zoned to a dual language middle school or high school do not need to fill out the Common App. To ensure continued enrollment in the dual language program in middle school and high school, verify that your child is selecting dual language courses on their choice sheets. 

If your neighborhood campus does not offer dual language programming and you wish to transfer to a dual language campus, please apply for a dual language transfer through the Common App.

WHAT is needed to apply?

  1. Parent Portal account:
  2. To create an account and apply for one of our programs of choice, please visit the Parent Portal login page. Need assistance? Please call 512-414-9187.

If you already have an account in the Parent Portal and you're ready to apply, visit  >> Apply to AISD Dual Language Program through the Common App.

  1. Complete Online Registration in January 16 - January 31 window. Do not complete a separate Transfer Request.
  2. If accepted into a dual language program, a transfer (if needed) will follow.

Dual Language Application Timeline

Date

Event

October 17, 2022 - January 13, 2023

Incoming Kinder and up: Complete District-Wide Dual Language Applications for next school year, Fall 2023 located in the Common Application for Specialty Programs/Schools of Choice (Please scroll down for Pre-K information.) 

January 16, 2023

Online Registration for next school year opens; 

January 31, 2023

To ensure processing of the Common Application in a timely manner, complete Online Registration by Jan 31 and confirm all paperwork is turned in. 

February 6, 2023

Program Decisions Communicated to Families

February 6-14, 2023

Sign and submit Dual Language Program Commitment letter; Deadline for Family Choice Decisions 

After the Common App window

Incoming Kinder and 1st grade families who were not able to complete the Common App may contact the campus directly to ask about available seats or a wait list

Spring 2023

Pre-K: 2023-24 Pre-K Application opens which includes a Dual Language program section; To receive the most up to date information from the early learning team, sign up here

April 2023

Submit Verification Documents for Pre-K and sign and submit Dual Language Program Commitment letter

WHICH campuses can I apply for?

Learn more about our schools or contact the campus of interest to learn more about their 2023-24 programs and availability. 

2023-2024 Elementary Dual Language Campuses / Lenguaje Dual 
(Kindergarten & 1st Grade)

The following elementary schools will be part of the Common Application for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Las siguientes escuelas serán parte del proceso de la aplicación común durante el otoño del 2022 para el año escolar de 2023-2024. 

  • Bear Creek
  • Becker
  • Blanton
  • Blazier
  • Casey
  • Cook
  • Dawson
  • Doss*
  • Govalle
  • Harris
  • Jordan
  • Joslin**
  • Maplewood
  • Menchaca
  • Oak Hill
  • Ortega
  • Overton
  • Pecan Springs
  • Perez
  • Pickle
  • Pillow
  • Reilly**
  • Ridgetop
  • Sanchez
  • Summitt***
  • Sunset Valley
  • Travis Heights
  • Uphaus
  • Widén
  • Williams
  • Winn Montessori
  • Zavala
  • Zilker 

*Mandarin/English

**Mandarin/English and Spanish/English

***Vietnamese/English

2023-2024 Middle School Dual Language Campuses / Lenguaje Dual 

  • Bedichek
  • Burnet
  • Covington
  • Dobie
  • Garcia
  • Lamar
  • Lively
  • Marshall* 
  • Martin
  • Paredes
  • Sadler Means
  • Small
  • Webb

*Current Dual Language fifth grade students zoned to the following eight elementary schools will have the option to enroll at Marshall Middle School for the upcoming school year: Andrews, Blanton, Harris, Jordan, Norman-Sims, Overton, Pecan Springs and Winn (Marshall Middle School FAQ >)

2023-2024 High School Dual Language Campuses / Lenguaje Dual 

  • Akins
  • Crockett
  • LBJ
  • Navarro
  • Travis

Additional information:

Pre-K

Pre-K 2022-2023: To enroll your Pre-K3 or Pre-K4 student for THIS current school year (January 2023 - May 2023) in a Dual Language program:

  1. Please contact your campus principal to ask about dual language program seats that may be available and
  2. Complete Pre-K Eligibility process

Pre-K 2023-2024:
Steps to apply to Pre-K Dual Language for 2023-2024 school year:

  1. Complete online registration for the 2023-2024 school year (opens January 16) 
  2. Complete the Pre-K Application (available in Spring 2023)
  3. Complete the Dual Language section of the Pre-K application
  4. Submit required documents in April

Elementary & Secondary 

  • Si tiene alguna pregunta, favor de comunicarse con la escuela a la que solicitó ingreso su hijo o con el equipo de Educación Multilingüe al 512-414-4734.
  • Please contact Joslin, Reilly and Doss directly to attend information sessions for their Mandarin Dual Language programs.
    如果您有任何有关加入双语教育的问题请与您的孩子已申请的学校联系(Doss/Reilly/Joslin)
  • For more information about our Vietnamese Dual Language program, please contact Summitt. Nếu quý vị có thắc mắc về ghi danh, xin liên lạc trường Summitt, cô Thủy 512 841 4080 hay Ban Giáo Dục Ngoại Ngữ 
  • View the 23-24 Elementary Dual Language for grades Kinder and up on the Common App Checklist (English/Spanish). 
  • View the 23-24 Secondary Dual Language on Common App Checklist (English/Spanish).