• Forsyth County Schools Dual Language Immersion


    Learn more about our FCS Dual Language Immersion Program below! 

    Deadline for 2024 - 2025 Dual Language Immersion Applications for Rising Kindergartners:  May 15, 2024

    Please watch this  video  before completing the application.

  • Participating Schools in FCS:

    • Brandywine Elementary (K-5)
    • Cumming Elementary (K-5)
    • Kelly Mill Elementary (K-5) 
    • Mashburn Elementary (K-3)

    Dual Language Immersion (DLI) is not a traditional world language class. DLI is an instructional model where, starting in Kindergarten, students are taught 50% of the day in a target language and 50% in English. The goal is for students to graduate high school bilingual and biliterate in English and a second language. A team of two teachers collaborates on teaching all content areas. Math, Science and target language Literacy are taught by an immersion teacher, while English Language Arts, Social Studies and English Literacy are taught by an English-speaking teacher.


    The DLI application deadline for 2024-2025 was May 15, 2024 for your rising Kindergartner. *** We are only accepting WAITLIST APPLICATIONS after the deadline.*** 

    FCS Dual Language Immersion Application 2024-2025 – English

    FCS Dual Language Immersion Application 2024-2025 – Spanish


    *Please note that you must still complete Kindergarten Registration for the school your child is zoned to.  We will hold a lottery on May 17th if we receive more applications than we have spaces available. More information will be communicated to applicants if that is the case.  If you are applying to a DLI school and you are out of district, you will need to wait until after the May 17th lottery date to complete the out of district form.  Please do not submit an out of district form until you receive further instructions on how / when to do that.  Your child will need to have received acceptance into the program prior to submitting an out of district form.     

    *Learn more about DLI at our rising Kindergarten Parent Nights: 

    • Mashburn Elementary - May 2, 2024 -  5:00 p.m.
    • Kelly Mill Elementary - May 2, 2024 6:00 - p.m.
    • Brandywine Elementary - May 8, 2024 5:30 - p.m.
    • Cumming Elementary - May 9, 2024 5:30 - p.m.


    DLI Classroom Conversations

    Recently, Yessica McNeeley and Catie Rogers recorded an episode for the Classroom Conversations podcast, a collaboration between GPB and GaDOE. The podcast is titled “Dual Language Immersion: Maximizing Success.” This episode was recently released and is available on most podcast platforms.  In this episode, Mrs. McNeeley and Mrs. Rogers describe their amazing dual language immersion program and its impact at Cumming Elementary. Their enthusiasm is catching. We hope you will enjoy this episode!




    Contact for more information:

    Dr. Melanie Dunn

    770-887-2461 ext. 202249