Late-entry into our Dual Language/Immersion Programs for the 2022-2023 school year begins in March 2022.

The overall goal of the World Languages & Dual Language/Immersion program is to promote high academic achievement in literacy and proficiency in two languages while enhancing the level of cultural awareness among students. “Late Entry” means that a student is entering a specialized program at a grade other than the normal entry grade of kindergarten. This applies to students who will be entering 1st grade and higher. Our dual language/immersion programs are not designed for students who have not had exposure to the target language. Students in these programs should already be familiar with the language. 

Here are the magnet schools in CMS that offer this opportunity:

  1. Charlotte East Language Academy (Spanish) – grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
  2. Collinswood Language Academy (Spanish) – grades 1 through 8
  3. Oaklawn Language Academy (Spanish) – grades 1 through 8
  4. North Academy of World Languages (Chinese, German, French) – grades 1, 2, 6 and 7
  5. South Academy of International Languages (Chinese, Japanese, German, French) – grades 1 through 8

This is a 3-step process. Students who wish to be considered for placement must:

  1. Be enrolled as a student in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
  2. Submit an online Request for Transfer or Reassignment. Families must submit the request by July 15, 2022 in order to receive an answer by the start of school in August. Families new to CMS have 10 days to submit the request after enrolling into the district.
  3. Students in grades 1-8 who are new to our dual language/immersion programs must meet proficiency on the late-entry assessment. The assessment will only determine eligibility for a dual language/immersion program. It does not guarantee placement. Placement depends on whether there is space available in the program.

Sign-Up for Spanish Dual Language Programs

Sign up for Chinese, German, French or Japanese Immersion Programs

Do you want to help your child prepare for the assessment?