Consider one of ASD's Dual Language Immersion Programs
The lottery opens for applications in February 2023.
ASD Lottery Link.
- February 15, 2023 – Lottery System will begin accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year
- April 6, 2023 – Lottery closes for Applications at 5:00 pm
- April 7, 2023 – Lottery Runs
- April 14, 2023 – Parent Notifications of lottery results go out at 5:00 pm
Anchorage School District Dual Language Immersion Programs
At the elementary level, starting in kindergarten, students spend half of their school day learning English. The other half of their day is spent learning academic content in another language. All programs have, or will have, a middle and high school continuation strand. ASD’s dual language immersion programs are programs of choice for parents who would like their children to have the advantage of becoming proficient in two or more languages (English and a subsequent language) by the time they complete the kindergarten through 12th grade sequence of the language immersion program. There are close to 3,000 students enrolled in ASD’s dual language immersion programs.
Japanese Immersion Program K-12
Sand Lake Elementary • Mears Middle School • Dimond High School
Russian Immersion Program K-12
Turnagain Elementary School • Romig Middle School • West High School
Spanish Immersion Program K-12
Chugiak Elementary School • Mirror Lake Middle School • Chugiak High School
Spanish Two-Way Immersion Program K-12
Government Hill Elementary School • Romig Middle School • West High School
German Immersion Program K-12
Rilke Schule German Charter School of Arts and Sciences • Service High School
Chinese Immersion Program K-7 (adding a grade each year through grade 12)
Scenic Park Elementary School • Begich Middle School
Yup'ik Immersion Program K-5 (adding a grade each year through grade 12)
College Gate Elementary
French Immersion Program K-4 (adding a grade each year through grade 12)
ASD Immersion Program
Lead with Languages
Lead with Languages is a campaign powered by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Watch the video to learn more:
The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages were developed through a collaborative project by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and many other organizations interested in foreign language education.
Teachers can find resources for use in the classroom or when planning student travel.
Parents & Community
Parents, the community and our business partners all play an important role in the success of our students.
- Alignment with CCSS
- Can-do statements
- 21st century skills map
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- International Baccalaureate
- World languages incentive credit
- University language requirements
- K-12 Immersion Completion Cord
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