UCPS Dual Language/Immersion (DL/I) Program
In 2012, nearly 60 kindergartners enrolled in the first Spanish and Mandarin immersion programs offered in UCPS. Those students are now fifth graders who will continue to increase their fluency as they take science and social studies in Spanish and Mandarin at Sun Valley and Marvin Ridge middle schools next school year.
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.
The kindergarten application period for the Union County Public Schools Dual Language Immersion programs will open February 1 and close March 29.
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!
For information about the DLI programs in UCPS, please contact:
Director of College Readiness and Innovation
(704) 292-7999 X 2120 (Phone)
(704) 289-2457 (Fax)
Dual Language / Immersion Instructional Coach
(704) 290-1508 (Phone)
Dr. Tom Bulla Jr.
Director of Human Resources Operations
704-296-3073 X 2204 (Phone)