How to Apply
To apply, you must fill out and submit an application to the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. There are three ways in which you can do this.
- Complete the form online.
- Print the Paper Application and mail it or drop it off at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Edison Administration Building, Second Floor, 615 7th Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55902.
- Fill out the form in person at the Edison Administration Building.
Applying After Kindergarten
All children within the first trimester of first grade (through November) are eligible to be part of the Spanish Immersion lottery.
Follow the District-Wide Application Process to enter your child in the lottery to be selected to join the Spanish Immersion program.
In the second and third trimesters of 1st grade, and in 2nd-5th grades, students must demonstrate academic Spanish skills in order to be considered to join the program
Students who start Spanish Immersion in Kindergarten or early first grade experience the most linguistic, academic, and social/emotional success in the program.
Students who may still experience success in the Spanish Immersion program when joining the program after the beginning of first grade include those who have acquired academic Spanish language skills, as demonstrated by passing a screening administered at Gage Elementary.
Contact Principal Kris Davidson via email to set up a screening.