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Dual Language Program Vision and Goals

Vision: To inspire excellence through k-5 dual language program rooted in biliteracy and bicultural schools. With a focus on providing learning environments that embraces and promotes the success of all students by adding a second language to their linguistic repertoire and high academic achievement.

Goal: KCKPS students will graduate bilingual with the skills necessary to obtain the Seal of Biliteracy (Diploma +) so they can distinguish themselves for academic and professional success, as well as increase their sociocultural competence.   

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What is the Dual Language Program? 

The KCKPS Dual Language Program offers students the opportunity to become bi-literate in Spanish and English by learning language through the content.

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Enrollment 

The Kansas City Kansas Public School District will begin enrollment of students entering kindergarten in the 2024-2025 school year on January 22nd, 2024.  Students in the attendance zones of Frances Willard and New Stanley will be given the option to enroll in the dual language program once registration is submitted to the school. 

For students outside the boundary areas of Frances Willard and New Stanley, your first step is still to register your child for kindergarten on the district website. In early March 2024, a dual language application will open for students not zoned to Frances Willard or New Stanley.  Once the application is submitted, students will enter a lottery for a limited number of seats at each school site.

UPDATE 4/15/2024:  Seats for students outside the boundary areas of Frances Willard are now full.  Families who received a seat in the lottery will be notified by the end of the week.  Seats are still open for New Stanley for families who would like to provide their own transportation and live outside the boundary area. 

Registration

Register your child for kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year.  The registration is online and available on the district website.

Click on “Register For School,” located on the top right-hand side of the screen.

Students in the attendance boundary of Frances Willard and New Stanley will receive a phone call from the school’s registrar extending families an option to enroll in the dual language program.

Families outside the boundary area of these two schools will need to submit a dual language application. Please see the application below. Once the application is submitted students will enter a lottery for a select number of seats available at each school.

KCKPS Dual Language Application

This application is ONLY for families who are NOT in the attendance zone of Frances Willard and New Stanley.  Please submit an application if you would like to be considered for enrollment at one of these two schools..


Apply Here

Notification Process

For students not zoned to Frances Willard or New Stanley, the first round of parent notifications of acceptance into the program will start in April 2024.   

Implementation Timeline

2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29
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Dual Language Frequently Asked Questions