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Program Background - Historia del programa

The Lawndale Dual Immersion program was first instituted in August 2006 at Mark Twain Elementary with the first Kindergarten class.


In 2012 the program expanded to middle school at Will Rogers Middle School.


The program expanded to two incoming Kindergarten classes in 2016.

Our Team - Nuestro equipo


Sra. Seto, Sra. Arce


Sra. Alvillar, Sra. Sanchez 


Sra. Grimm, Sra. Gomez


Srta. Hallsted, Sra. Guevara


Sra. Martinez 

Cuarto y Quinto

Srta. Vera 

Artes de language

Sra. Lopez


Thank you for your interest in our Dual Immersion program!  The application process for 2021-22 is now closed and all new applications for kindergarten will be placed on the waiting list. To provide transparency to the Applicant Randomized Selection Process, please take a few minutes to watch the video linked here.

¡Gracias por su interés en nuestro programa de inmersión dual! El proceso de solicitud para 2021-22 ya está cerrado y todas las solicitudes nuevas para kindergarten se colocarán en la lista de espera. Para brindar transparencia al proceso de selección aleatoria de solicitantes, tómese unos minutos para ver el video vinculado aquí.


Lawndale supports and values bilingualism, biliteracy, cultural identity, and cross-cultural competence. Our vision for the Dual Immersion program is for our students to attain biliteracy and bilingualism with exceptional levels of academic excellence and social confidence to be competitive in the global community.


Lawndale apoya y valora el bilingüismo, la lectoescritura bilingüe, la identidad cultural y la competencia entre culturas. Nuestra visión para el programa de inmersión doble es que nuestros alumnos obtengan un bilingüismo y una capacidad de lectoescritura bilingüe con niveles excepcionales de excelencia académica y confianza social para ser competentes en una comunidad mundial.

Program Goals

LESD’s  Dual Immersion Program promotes the following goals for its students:


  • Bilingualism and Biliteracy - The development and maintenance of Spanish and English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing

  • Multicultural Understanding - Students develop positive attitudes and appreciation toward world languages and cultures in our global society, promoting their involvement in world issues.

  • The integration of students with a wide range of abilities

  • A positive environment in which the minority language (Spanish) is respected and celebrated

  • Provide an opportunity for students to acquire a second language while maintaining their native language and culture.

  • Maintain academic performance at or above grade level in English and Spanish as measured by classroom grades, common assessments, benchmarks and state assessments.