UCPS Dual Language/Immersion (DL/I) Program

  • DLI Kindergarten Application Period is Open!

    DLI Kindergarten Application Period is Open!

    UCPS currently has Dual Language Immersion programs at 11 elementary schools, with 2 new schools joining next year! Click to read about the application deadline, access the online application, and more!

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  • How did the recent BOE vote on student realignment affect DLI?

    How did the recent BOE vote on student realignment affect DLI?

    At its March 6, 2018 meeting, the Board of Education approved a realignment plan that will go into effect beginning in the 2018-19 school year. The Board of Education adopted the recommendation of the Student Realignment Citizens Advisory Committee with several amendments. Information about grandfathering and transfers can be found on the Realignment 2018 web page. Click for more details.

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    Dual Language Immersion Kindergarten Application Period

    The kindergarten application period for the Union County Public Schools Dual Language Immersion programs will open February 1 and close March 29.

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  • Poplin's 3rd Grade Immersion Students Celebrate Multicultural Children's Book Day

    Poplin's 3rd Grade Immersion Students Celebrate Multicultural Children's Book Day

    Students in Fedora Zelkowicz’s third-grade class celebrated Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) on Thursday, January 25, 2018. These students have been in the Dual Language Immersion program at Poplin Elementary since Kindergarten. To celebrate students read books in Spanish by authors from different countries. Students reading books by authors from Peru, Cuba, Venezuela and more!

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  • NC DPI tours UCPS DLI Shiloh

    NC DPI Tours UCPS Immersion Programs

    NC DPI ESL / Title III Consultant Ivanna Anderson and Dr. Linda Lippitt toured the immersion programs at Shiloh, Sun Valley and Kensington Elementary Schools on Friday December 8, 2017. The purpose of their visit was to familiarize themselves with immersion in UCPS prior to launching DPI's new immersion modules and face-to-face immersion training sessions.

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  • For information about the DLI programs in UCPS, please contact:

     Jessica Garner Director

    Jessica Garner

    Director of College Readiness and Innovation
    (704) 292-7999 X 2120 (Phone)
    (704) 289-2457 (Fax)
    jessica.garner@ucps.k12.nc.us

    DLI Instructional Coach

    Donna Podgorny

    Dual Language / Immersion Instructional Coach
    (704) 290-1508 (Phone)
    donna.podgorny@ucps.k12.nc.us

    Tom Bulla

    Dr. Tom Bulla Jr.

    Director of Human Resources Operations
    704-296-3073 X 2204 (Phone)
    tom.bulla@ucps.k12.nc.us