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Dual Language Immersion

Mount Airy City Schools is proud to offer a Spanish-English dual language program that prepares students for the 21st century and offers them unique opportunities throughout their lives. This program is specially designed to develop students' language proficiency through core academic instruction. We recognize the need to ensure that our students are well-prepared to excel in a competitive, multilingual, multicultural and globalized world.
  • MACS Dual Language program provides students with an opportunity to participate in an enriched educational model, which immerses them in two languages and two cultures from kindergarten through eighth grade.
  • In our dual language programs, students from different language backgrounds learn together while instruction is delivered in two languages. Students read, write, listen and speak in both languages becoming bilingual, biliterate, bicultural while working towards grade-level academic achievement.
  • Dual language programs are ideal for any student. Young children have the ability to gain language faster with near native like language skills. Learning a language at a young age increases cognitive development, which allows for deeper levels of learning.
  • Students who join dual language programs will see incredible benefits throughout their lives. Knowing two languages allows for greater success in university language classes and employment opportunities. Additionally, language skills open the door to other countries, cultures, and people.


Important Dates for the 2022-2023 Year

October 20 - Language Leader Parent Info Night - Kickoff Meeting 6pm
(This is in person and online  meet.google.com/nnj-nhgc-nwg )
December 8 to February 28 Tours Begin (Must be registered)
February 9 - Beginners Night
March 10 - *Language Leader Registration Closes
*DLI Lottery Participants must have enrollment forms and all required documents turned in by this date to be eligible for the lottery.  
Kindergarten Enrollment Forms for all rising kindergarten students are due by 3:30 on 3/10/2023
March 24 - Lottery 12 noon 
March 27 - DLI Acceptance/Waitlist Letters sent home to parents 
DATE - Kindergarten Screening. 
3:30pm-6:30pm *Appointments will be required for Kindergarten Screening.  More details to come soon.

Testimonials from Staff, Families, and Students

2022-2023 Dual Language Immersion Staff