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New Spanish Two-Way Dual Language Immersion Program
Start Your Student On the Path to Biliteracy Today! 

Nuevo programa de inmersión bidireccional en español en dos idiomas ¡

Empiece hoy a su estudiante en el camino hacia la alfabetización bilingüe!

Torrance Unified School District is thrilled to be launching a Two-Way Dual Language Immersion Program for incoming kindergarten students for the 2021-2022 school year in Spanish at 2 TUSD Elementary Schools - Carr and Torrance Elementary Schools.   *Please Note: Priority enrollment in the Dual Immersion Program will be given to incoming students whose school of residence is one of these 2 schools. 
Dual language immersion is an educational model that integrates native English speakers and native speakers of a target language in the same classroom for the entire school day. This Program provides a choice for parents who want their children to become fluent in two languages while developing academic skills in core subjects. The Two-Way Dual Language Spanish program is designed for 3 types of students:
  • English Learners whose home language is Spanish 
  • Bilingual students who speak Spanish and English 
  • English proficient students
Learn more about the academic benefits of Dual Immersion: Frequently Asked Questions

Watch the Parent Information Session and Q&A (February 10, 2021):

Program Requirements:
  • AGE OF ADMISSION: If your child is five years old, or will be five on or before September 1, 2021, your child is eligible to enroll in our Kindergarten program in the Fall. 
  • The program will take applications from both native Spanish & English speakers. 
  • Native Spanish speakers will need to take a short assessment to ensure they are Spanish speakers.  
Steps to enroll in the dual language program:
1. Fill out application form
2. Enroll for Kindergarten
  • Apply for a permit if outside TUSD
  • Apply for Open Enrollment if you are not a resident in the Carr or Torrance ES area
3. Short assessments for native Spanish speakers will be conducted (Applicants will be contacted and scheduled for an interview)
  • If applicant qualifies they will be notified.
  • If applicant does not meet the criteria, they will be entered into the English only application category. 
4. All applicants will be notified of their status (selected or waitlist) via email.
5. If applicant is selected, they must confirm their acceptance of the offer.

Parents interested in having their Kindergartener in the Dual Language program should fill out this APPLICATION 
Dual Language program application

Terms and conditions:
  • If accepted, this becomes your new permanent school.
  • Transportation is not provided and is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
  • The Dual Language Program is a multi-year commitment.  Students are expected to remain in the school and program through the end of 5th grade.