The Forsyth County Schools system is readying to host three information nights for parents of rising kindergarteners interested in their newest elementary language immersion program, which aimed at graduating entire cohorts of fully bilingual students.
Starting at Brandywine Elementary School on Jan. 14, the system will begin hosting information nights on its Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program, with a session at Kelly Mill Elementary School on Jan.15 and a session at Cumming Elementary School on Jan. 17. All of these sessions will begin at 6 p.m.
DLI, according to school officials, mixes Spanish and English instruction with native and non-native English-speaking students to jumpstart their language education and potentially have them graduate fully fluent in both languages.
“We invite the parents of rising kindergarteners that are zoned to either of the three schools to attend any of these sessions to learn more about a unique educational experience for students to become bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish,” the release states.
The DLI program was first announced by the system in 2017, and in the fall of 2018, the first class of DLI students began at three elementary schools.
According to school officials, now they are seeking the next cohort of DLI kindergarteners that will begin in the 2019-20 school year.
For more information on the DLI program visit https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/Page/50503.