To better understand the demand for dual language programs in the District, in partnership with the National Foreign Language Center of the University of Maryland, and with the support of a majority of the existing dual language programs in DC across both sectors, DC Immersion submitted a Data Request to My School DC which unfortunately was turned down by the Common Lottery Board.
We hope to conduct critical research on the demand for dual language programs in the near future. Understanding which factors affect demand for dual language programs – for example proximity, race, socioeconomic status, test scores – can better inform the District’s approach to supporting and expanding dual language programs equitably through the District.
In the meantime, here are 2017-18 waitlist results published by DC Public Charter School Board and here are 2017-18 waitlist results published by DC Public Schools. Unfortunately, at the time of writing this post final waitlist numbers are missing for dual language programs.