Consider one of ASD's Dual Language Immersion Programs
- January 1, 2021 Lottery system will begin accepting applications for 2021–22 lottery.
- March 18, 2021 5 p.m. – Application deadline for lottery.
- March 19, 2021 Date of lottery.
- March 26, 2021 after 5 p.m. – Parent notification of lottery results. Both accepted and wait-listed families will be notified. Parents will have two school days (48 hours) after notification to accept or decline results of lottery.
- March 26, 2021 after 5 p.m. – Lottery system will reopen for applications for the 2021 – 22 lottery.
A second lottery will be held in July 2021 (details to follow).
Anchorage School District Dual Language Immersion Programs
At the elementary level, starting in kindergarten, students spend half of their school day learning in 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 languages (English and a second 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-5
Scenic Park Elementary School
Yup'ik Immersion Program K-3
College Gate Elementary
French Immersion Program K-2
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.
- Word Travelers Language Camp
- Tomo No Kai
- Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage
- UAA Montgomery Dickson Center for Japanese Language & Culture
- Primrose Garden Pre-school/After-school Program
- World Trade Center Anchorage
- Japanese Alaska Association
- Alaska World Affairs Council
- UAA Department of Languages
- The Alaska Chinese Association