• dual language  UCPS Schools with Dual Language Immersion Programs


    Mandarin Immersion - One-Way

    English speakers focus on learning a partner language as the sole language of instruction for math, science, social studies and language arts in the ‘target language’ (the new language).

    • Students focus on math, science, social studies and language arts in Mandarin. English is introduced from the start of kindergarten or in 2nd or 3rd In UCPS, one-way immersion students learning Mandarin begin formal instruction in English language arts (in addition to Mandarin) in kindergarten.
    • In middle school, students learn at least one content area (science and/or social studies) in Mandarin in 6th and 7th grades. In 8th grade, students take an advanced language immersion course for high school credit. In addition, students have the option to participate in an extracurricular immersion club.

    Kensington Elementary

    Marvin Elementary

    Marvin Ridge Middle


    Spanish Immersion - One-Way

    English speakers focus on learning a partner language as the sole language of instruction for math, science, social studies and language arts in the ‘target language’ (the new language).

    • Students focus on Spanish until 2nd or 3rd grade when English is introduced. In UCPS, one-way immersion students learning Spanish begin formal instruction in English language arts in 2nd grade. 
    • In middle school, students learn at least one content area (science and/or social studies) in Spanish in 6th and 7th grades. In 8th grade, students take an advanced language immersion course for high school credit. In addition, students have the option to participate in an extracurricular immersion club.

    Antioch Elementary

    Piedmont Middle

    Poplin Elementary

    Shiloh Valley Primary

    Shiloh Valley Elementary

    Sun Valley Middle

    Unionville Elementary

    Weddington Elementary

    Western Union Elementary


    Spanish Immersion - Two-Way

    English speakers and speakers of another language (i.e. Spanish) learn language arts in their home language and another language as well as one or more content areas (math, science and social studies). In a two-way immersion program, students split the instructional day into two languages.

    • Students learn language arts in both Spanish and English, starting in kindergarten or 1st grade, depending on the school. Students will learn math, science, and social studies in either Spanish or English, depending on the grade level. 

    East Elementary

    Marshville Elementary

    Porter Ridge Elementary

    Walter Bickett Elementary

    Wingate Elementary