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How do I Apply for Two-Way Language Immersion?

We welcome students from all over the district who are interested in a bilingual education.


Kindergarten Lottery

The 2023-2024 Kindergarten Lottery application deadline is March 10, 2023.

To be eligible for the Kindergarten Lottery at Barbour you must complete all of the following:

  • Complete an application at the RPS 205 Welcome Center (501 7th Street) between Monday, January 2, 2023 and Friday, March 10, 2023. Find application requirements.
  • Parent/Guardian must attend one mandatory orientation at Barbour.
  • Student must pass a Spanish or English oral assessment.

Attend a Mandatory Orientation at Barbour

Date Time
Monday, February 27 10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 1 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8 10 a.m.
Thursday, March 9 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15 1:30 p.m.


How Seats are Filled

A lottery will be used for selection of students in kindergarten. The lottery list is maintained for one year or until all open seats are filled with lottery students according to language ratios, at which time students on the interest list will be assessed for placement.


Students not selected in Kindergarten will be placed on a waitlist. First through 8th grade open seats will be filled from the waitlist. A lottery waitlist is created and each student is assigned a number. 

Sibling Preference

Preference is given to siblings of current Barbour students or students entering the district with documented prior Dual Language School experience. ​Sibling preference does not apply to applicants for the upcoming year whose only sibling is currently enrolled in 8th grade.​

Kindergarten testing

Kindergarten testing will take place at the student's home school site, at Barbour or at the Welcome Center by appointment. Students will be given an oral assessment to demonstrate proficiency in English or Spanish. Classes are composed of half English and half Spanish speakers.


*If a seat becomes available for your student in first grade and above, district testing results will be reviewed and a Spanish/English proficiency test will be administered before the seat can be offered.

Have Questions?

Julio Lopez
Two-Way Language Immersion Principal

Sherry King 
Special Programs Coordinator