Dual Language Immersion Program
Dual Language Immersion is considered to be an Honors Elective Class. In order to satisfy the program requirements, 6th grade students must take two classes, World Language (Chinese or Spanish) (1 Unit) AND a year-long Social Studies/World Culture class (1 Unit). 7th Grade students will take only the World Language class (Chinese or Spanish) (1 Unit).
This means that in standard cases, DLI students will not be able to take other elective classes unless they drop classes that are required by the Utah State Board of Education and the Washington County School District.
Parents are the ultimate decision makers when it comes to the classes students take at school. If you desire your student to drop a required class to take an elective, counselors are happy to work with you to create a schedule that works for you and your child.
These required classes are as follows and dropping them does not require any make up as long as we have parent permission:
6th Grade: Computer Science/Coding & PE 6 (.5 unit each)
7th Grade: Either the College and Career Series of Classes (Family and Consumer Science, Technology/Engineering, and Business) or Utah Studies and Health/PE 7. (Or a combination of these semester/quarter classes.)
If you would like to make these substitutions, you can do so on the registration form and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Or if you wish to talk to your counselor about elective options for your student, please let us know on the comments in the registration form.
Some things parents should be aware of...
Students entering the 6th grade Dual Immersion Program must have a Teacher Recommendation to continue the program at Lava Ridge.
Students who are struggling with the DLI language or in their 5th grade core classes may be asked to finish the program with elementary school so that they may be more successful in their core classes.
Dual Language Immersion students in 6th or 7th grade who are below grade level in reading, need academic or English language support, fail to maintain passing grades, or have poor attendance may be asked to drop the program so that they can receive the necessary support classes to be successful here and in the future.
We will communicate with parents in any of these cases so that you can be a part of the decision-making process.