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  1. Parents/Guardians are required to understand the goals of Spanish Immersion. Parents should note the following:

    • Spanish Immersion In-Person Informational Meeting:
      January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Escondido LibraryRegister for Spanish Immersion In-Person Information Meeting

    • Spanish Immersion Informational Virtual Meeting via Google Meet:
      February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
      Register for Spanish Immersion Virtual Information Meeting

    • School Tours 
      February 5, 8:45 - 9:45 am
      February 20, 8:45 - 9:45 am
      Register for In-Person School Tour

    • Online Application Due: February 23, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

    • Spanish Oral Language evaluation – appointment for applicants entering as Spanish dominant or Spanish fluent: February 14, and February 24. By appointment only. Appointment information shared via email after attending the Informational Session and submitting an online application. All assessments are in person.

  2. Prospective students must live within the boundaries of the PAUSD and be registered in the district during Round 1 Registration or have been accepted into PAUSD with the Tinsley program.

  3. To be included in the initial kindergarten lottery, the applicant must be registered for kindergarten. If the child is not registered and their name is drawn, their selection will be withdrawn.

  4. Applications
    All program applicants, including siblings, must complete an application before the deadline to be eligible for participation in the lottery held for Palo Alto choice programs. A public lottery is held to select the students for the program.

  5. Siblings
    Siblings of current Escondido Spanish Immersion students who will still be Escondido students at the time the incoming kindergarten student begins school have first priority. They will have a space in the program, as long as they follow all registration and choice program application requirements (including registration at the district by the deadline). Spanish-speaking siblings are assessed to determine their oral language proficiency. Based on the results of the assessment, they are placed into one of the three program categories for the lottery.

For more information on Elementary Choice Programs visit the District website.