Who can participate in the immersion program?
Blue Valley’s Chinese immersion program begins in kindergarten. Students must be five years old by Aug. 31 to be eligible for the program per state of Kansas regulations. Students cannot be current kindergarten students at the time of application.
Students who will be attending Valley Park Elementary (VPE) must reside in the VPE attendance boundary to be considered for the VPE program. All other students' applications will be entered into the lottery for the Wolf Springs Elementary (WSE) program. Up to one-half of immersion student spots at WSE are reserved for students coming from the Blue Valley Southwest attendance area. Transportation will not be provided to students who transfer to participate in the immersion program.
Heritage speakers can apply but will be treated equally with no preference provided. Preference will be given to siblings of current immersion students, regardless of home school. Students with special needs are also welcome to apply. The IEP team, along with other district administrators, will work with the family to determine if participation in an immersion program best meets each individual student's needs.