Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Samantha Hart
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550
hart@doe.in.gov

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education announced the recipients of the Dual Language Immersion Pilot Program grant today.  The Indiana Dual Language Immersion Pilot Program provides grants to school corporations that establish or expand dual language immersion programs in Mandarin, Spanish, French, or other languages approved by the Department.

“I am excited to announce this year’s recipients of the Dual Language Immersion Pilot Program grant,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Programs like these expand opportunities for our students and allow them to learn in an environment that few Hoosiers get to experience. Today’s grant recipients have created innovative and sustainable plans that focus on providing high-quality instruction while following a student-centered approach to learning.”

Dual Language Immersion Pilot Program grants provide for the establishment of new Dual Language Immersion programs as well as the expansion of an existing program. To qualify, a program must provide fifty percent of its instruction in English and fifty percent of its instruction in a second language and begin in either Kindergarten or Grade 1.

This is the second year of the two-year Dual Language Immersion Pilot program. Today, five schools received funding to continue an existing program while three schools are receiving funding for the first time.

The following Indiana school corporations have been awarded the Dual Language Pilot Program grant for 2016-17. Corporations with an asterisk are first time grant recipients: 

School Corporation School Language Award Amount
Batesville Community School Corporation Batesville Primary Mandarin $85,146.28
Global Prep Academy Global Prep Academy Spanish $74,170.00
Goshen Community Schools* Waterford Elementary Spanish $11,253.20
Logansport Community School Corporation* Landis Elementary Spanish $60,727.45
MSD Martinsville Schools Poston Road Elementary Spanish $58,902.26
MSD Warren Township Pleasant Run Elementary Spanish $59,472.67
Warsaw Community Schools Eisenhower Elementary Spanish $66,200.00
West Noble School Corporation* West Noble Primary School Spanish $85,000.00

Additional information about the Dual Language Immersion Pilot Program can be found on the Department’s website.