Welcome to the Tooele County School District
Dual Language Immersion Program
applications are available now
for first round applications is March 15, 2017
Dual Language Immersion Program Information 2017-18
Thank you for your interest in the Dual Language
Immersion (DLI) Program. We are excited to be part of the Utah DLI model and
are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to Tooele County School
District families and students. Tooele County School District is the only
district in the state to not only offer all Utah DLI languages, but also to
offer parent choice in a DLI program for their child.
What is Dual Language Immersion?
The Utah Dual Language Immersion program began in
2008 under former Governor Jon Huntsman with the approval from the state
legislature. In 2010, Governor Herbert pushed for implementing 100 DLI
programs throughout the state by 2015. This goal was met in 2013! The
Utah DLI program serves as a model for other states seeking to start their own
DLI programs, such Delaware and Wyoming.
DLI is a way that students learn academic content
while learning another language at the same time. Utah uses a 50/50 model
where elementary level students spend half their instructional time in English
and the other half of the time in the target language. DLI ensures that
your child will be learning Utah Core Content and will become bilingual and
biliterate in a second language and English.
Tooele School District DLI Schools
Anna Smith Elementary Spanish 2 Way
Grantsville Elementary French
Sterling Elementary Portuguese STEM
Middle Canyon Spanish
Northlake Elementary Mandarin Chinese
West Elementary German STEM
Additional programs may be added if enough
interest is shown to support programs
For more information about DLI, please go to
utahdli.org or contact Brandee Mau, TCSD DLI Director at (435)-833-1900 or
How do I apply for DLI for my child?
School and district personnel will determine the
number of spaces that will be available for students enrolled at each school,
as well as the number of spaces for students outside the school boundary. The
number of spaces available in each category is based on school enrollment and
may be different at each school, depending on the needs of the school to
maintain the dual immersion program. Some schools may accept only a limited
number of out of boundary students due to school size.
If your child is currently in kindergarten, attend
an information night and complete an online application. Applications may
also be accessed on the district website. Submitting and application does
not guarantee enrollment in the program.
If not all spaces are filled initially, applications
will be accepted until the program fills. You may still submit an application
after the deadline. If the number of applications exceeds the number of available
openings, a random lottery may be used to determine who is accepted into the
programs. Siblings of students already enrolled in the dual immersion program
will receive priority consideration.
If you do not live in the boundary of the school to
which you are applying, an “out of boundary/open enrollment” application must
be complete and will be approved if the students is accepted into the program.
All students are eligible, but we encourage you to
consider your child's ability to thrive in this type of learning environment.
Transportation is the responsibility of the
When are students selected?
Parents will be notified by mail of student
acceptance into the program. Notification will occur following the application deadline
or until the programs are filled.
What kind of a commitment is required?
The Dual Language Immersion program has been
implemented to address the need for foreign language skills in business,
government and education. An advanced proficiency skill level is the target for
all students in the program and can be attained with a commitment to the Utah DLI,
which begins in the first grade and ends in the twelfth grade.