Eligibility and Program Enrollment Priorities

All students living within and outside of LAUSD boundaries are eligible to apply. Students residing outside of LAUSD boundaries must obtain an Incoming-Inter District Permit upon accepting a placement.

Language Designations: English Only (EO), Initial Fluent English Proficient (IFEP), Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP)

Dual Language Two-Way Immersion Program (DLP): Classroom Composition

The Dual Language Program is designed to provide students the opportunity to receive grade-level standards-based content in English and in a language other than English (target language). This program is designed for both English Learners (ELs) as well as English proficient students (EO, IFEP, and RFEP).

  • Grades K and 1—English Learners who speak the target language of the program and English proficient students (EO, IFEP, RFEP) can enter the program in K-1.
  • Grade 2 and Beyond— English Learners who speak the target language of the program can enter the program at any grade level. English proficient students (EO, IFEP, and RFEP) may enter if their target language performance is on par with peers who are already in the program. (This will be determined at the school site and will also be a contingency to their assignment.)
  • By the application deadline, if there are fewer than 50 percent of English Learners or English Proficient students to create a balanced classroom composition, the ratio of assignment will be up to 2/3 from either language group.

Maintenance Bilingual Education (MBE) Program: Classroom Composition

The Maintenance Bilingual Education Program is designed to provide English Learners the opportunity to receive grade-level standards-based content in English and in a language other than English (target language).

  • English Learners, whose primary language is the language of the program, can enter at any grade level.
  • English proficient students (EO, IFEP, and RFEP) may enter, on a case by case basis, if their target language performance is on par with students who are already in the program. (This will be determined at the school site and will also be a contingency to the applicant’s assignment.) This group cannot exceed 20% of enrollment. After offers are made and before the parent accepts placement, the parent must contact the school to make arrangements to see if the applicant meets target language proficiency requirements.

Foreign Language Immersion (FLI) Program: Classroom Composition

The Foreign Language Immersion Program is designed to provide students the opportunity to receive grade-level standards-based content in English and in a language other than English (target language). Although the Foreign Language Immersion Program is designed for English Proficient students (EO/IFEP/RFEP), English Learners with higher level English proficiency may participate on a case-by-case basis, depending on their performance on the California English Language Development Test (CELDT).

  • Grades K and 1: English proficient students (EO, IFEP, RFEP) can enter at grade levels K and 1.
  • Grades 2-12: English proficient students (EO, IFEP, RFEP) in grades 2-12 can apply if their target language performance is on par with students who are already in the program. (This will be determined at the school site and will also be a contingency to the applicant’s assignment.) After offers are made and before the parent accepts placement, the parent must contact the school to make arrangements to see if the applicant meets target language proficiency requirements.

Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) Program: Classroom Composition

The Transitional Bilingual Education Program is designed to provide English Learners the opportunity to receive grade-level standards-based content in the student’s primary language, while they learn English. By third grade, almost all instruction is in English.