Parents of 2017-18 kindergarteners, do not let your child fall nine months behind on English reading skills by 8th grade, apply for a dual language immersion program. Plus, your child will become bilingual!
The kindergarten lottery for dual language immersion programs will open February 8th and close March 3rd. Some schools are already holding required open houses (here). Immersion programs are difficult to get into. Last year, 443 kindergarten applicants were turned down (here). Some programs require that you live in the neighborhood.
Last year, the Russian program at Kelly and the Vietnamese program at Roseway Heights did not turn any applicants away. They have the best odds on getting admitted.