• General Information

    The BUSD Dual Immersion program is grounded in research and designed by experienced and knowledgeable staff for students to develop bilingual/biliterate skills in English and Spanish while attaining grade level standards as well as 21st century skills.  Through continuous reflection, refinement, and collaboration with the dual language community, the program strives to meet the goal of bilingualism, biliteracy, and cross-cultural competencies.

    BUSD offers the Dual Immersion Program at Washington Elementary and the Intensive Learning Center (ILC).  For further information on the program at Washington, please contect Dr. Angelica Montelongo at 562-804-6536.  For more inforamtion on the program offered at ILC, please contact Ms. Beverly Swanson at 562-804-6513.

    Kindergarten Dual Immersion Enrollment Information for 2019-2020

    Applications will be accepted at any BUSD school 
    February 19 - March 4, 2019.

    Dual Immersion Program Kindergarten Enrollment is NOT first come, first serve and will be based on a random selection process. There is no need for parents to try to be at the “front of the line” or submit their application first.

    To apply for the the Dual Immersion Program:

    1. Complete a BUSD registration packet and submit in person at any BUSD school. The registration packet may be printed from the BUSD website.
    2. Complete a Dual Immersion Program Application and submit in person at any BUSD school. The application can be printed from the BUSD website or obtained from any BUSD school office.
    3. Attend one of the parent information meetings. The meeting dates are provided below:


    February 19, 2019       8:30-9:30  AM    ILC or Washington

    February 20, 2019       1:15-2:15 PM      ILC

    February 20, 2019       1:30-2:30  PM     Washington

    February 28, 2019       6:00-7:00 PM     ILC or Washington

    March 1, 2019              8:30-9:30 AM      ILC

    March 1, 2019              8:45-9:45 AM      Washington

    ILC Address:

    4718 E. Michelson St. Lakewood, CA 90712

    Washington Address:

    9725 E. Jefferson St.  Bellflower, CA 90706

    Bellflower Unified School District (BUSD) offers a Dual Immersion Program at the Intensive Learning Center and Washington Elementary.

    The BUSD Dual Immersion Program is grounded in research and designed by experienced and knowledgeable staff for students to develop bilingual/biliterate skills in English and Spanish while attaining grade level standards as well as 21st century skills.  Through continuous reflection, refinement, and collaboration with the dual language community, the program strives to meet the goals of bilingualism, biliteracy, and cross-cultural competencies.

    Applications for kindergarten enrollment in the 2019-2020 Dual Immersion Program will be available and accepted February 19, 2019 through March 4, 2019 by 4:00 PM at all Bellflower Unified School District schools. Students turning 5 on or before September 1, 2019 are eligible to apply.

    Students will be selected to participate in the Dual Immersion Program through an impartial, random selection process of those applications that are timely, complete and appropriate. Placement priority will be given to students currently enrolled in BUSD’s Preschool Dual Immersion Program.  Students residing within the Bellflower Unified School District will be accommodated prior to students residing outside of the District.

    Results of the random selection process will be mailed out no later than April 5, 2019.  After April 5, 2019, if Dual Immersion Program enrollment slots remain open, additional applications for the program will be accepted. The District will notify parents that enrollment has been re-opened through Blackboard call-outs, flyer distribution and posting on the website.

    Please note that in addition to the BUSD registration packet, parents desiring to apply for their child to enroll in the Dual Immersion Program must attend a Dual Immersion program information meeting and complete a Dual Immersion application.

    BUSD Registration Packet - Please select the appropriate link to the left for the BUSD registration packet in English or Spanish.

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