World Language Immersion Program

students at SSIMS

MCPS offers Spanish, French, and Chinese elementary immersion programs at seven schools. Some immersion programs are based on geographic location and/or give preference to local school students. Some programs are total immersion, meaning all core subjects are taught in the target language, while others are only partial immersion.

Any student entering grades K–5 in the following school year may participate in the immersion lottery. Students may choose to continue into the feeder middle school immersion program.


Read Frequently Asked Questions about immersion programs pdf

Watch this short clip about immersion programs. 

Attend a general interest meeting to learn more about immersion programs.  (Flyer)

How to Apply

Forms were due on May 4, 2018. Forms received after the deadline will be placed at the bottom of the wait list in the order received. For more information, call 240-740-2540.

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Solicitud a Programas de Inmersión Lingüística

La fecha límite para someter la solictud es el 4 de mayo de 2018. Las solicitudes recibidas luego de esa fecha, serán colocadas en una lista de espera, según el orden en que fueron recibidas. Para más información llame al: 240-740-2540

Aplica Ya  (Próximamente)

Elementary Programs

Programs at a glance pdf

Chinese Immersion - Elementary

French Immersion - Elementary

Spanish Immersion - Elementary

Two-Way Language Immersion - Elementary (Local School Programs Only)

Middle School Immersion Programs

Application Process for Middle School Immersion Programs

Current grade 5 immersion students will complete a Notice of Intent form to continue to the middle school immersion program. DCCAPS will be mailing the Notice of Intent forms during the week of December 8, 2017. The deadline to return the Notice of Intent form was Friday, January 5, 2018.


Chinese Immersion - Middle School

French Immersion - Middle School

Spanish Immersion - Middle School