FYI Rose City Park Parents – new Vietnamese dual language immersion option

Dual language immersion (DLI) education provides social, cognitive and academic benefits to children and prepares them to be successful in a global society. Starting in 2018, one of the newest language programs – the Vietnamese DLI program – is moving to our neighborhood: Rose City Park for K-5 students.

Families of students in the Vietnamese program would like to encourage both native Vietnamese-speaking families and non-native speaking families looking for a challenging, engaging, and highly beneficial language and social program to apply. This program seeks an even mix of native and non-native speaking children. Chances of securing a spot in the Vietnamese program have traditionally been higher than the other more established dual language programs of PPS so it presents a great opportunity for families who would like their children to have an increased chance of gaining access to a dual language education.

Students entering kindergarten must apply through the School Lottery between Feb. 7 and March 2 at www.pps.net/schoolchoice and attend an open house at the school. The open house for the Vietnamese DLI program takes place next Tuesday, February 13th from 6-7 pm at Rose City Park (2334 NE 57th Ave).

A current Vietnamese-American family has a kindergartner in the program this year and is happy to answer questions about their experience. Please contact Sarah Tran (st.tran@gmail.com) if you’d like to discuss this program.

Helpful links:

PPS general DLI page:  https://www.pps.net/Page/863

2018-19 school year boundaries: https://www.pps.net/Page/2379

(Note that most DLI programs do offer neighborhood families priority if there are more applicants than spots.)

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