Applying to the Dual Language Program

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Cómo postularse para el Programa de Idioma Dual

The Dual Language Program will be provided at Clark Elementary and Issaquah Valley Elementary Schools and open to students living in these attendance areas. In order to benefit fully from participation in the Dual Language Program, students start the program in kindergarten and families would commit to remaining in the program throughout the elementary years with the intent to continue in the program on into the secondary level.

Selection Process

Application for  Kindergarten students attending Clark or Issaquah Valley Elementary Schools in Fall 2021 


Application for District Lottery for Kindergarten students attending all other ISD Schools in Fall 2021


*Applications are also available at your student's neighborhood school. 

To meet the program goal of half English speakers and half native Spanish speakers, and to sustain the cohort through the elementary level supporting the viability of potentially continuing the program at the secondary level, Issaquah School District’s selection process for the dual language program is as follows:

  • A dual language application must be completed and submitted to the District Office by March 12, 2021 at 4:30pm. In addition, you must have completed the online Kindergarten enrollment process by this date. The applying student must be designated as a Spanish, Bilingual Spanish-English, or English speaking student for the application to be considered complete. Submitting a dual language application does not guarantee a space in the dual language program. Applications are available online and at each elementary school office. Forms received after the deadline of March 12, 2021 will not be eligible for lottery participation. These applications will be dated in the order received, and students will be placed on a wait list in sequential order.


A lottery process will be used to obtain the goal of selecting 12 native Spanish speaking students and 12 English speaking students for participation in the programs at both Clark and Issaquah Valley Elementary Schools. Overall enrollment at either school may require adjusting the ratio.

  • Slots for participation in the program will first be given to incoming kindergarten Clark and Issaquah Valley students for their respective schools. 
  • If spaces are not filled by students in the Clark or Issaquah Valley attendance areas, 
    the next priority in the lottery process will be given to incoming kindergarten students attending schools in the Issaquah Middle School feeder pattern in order to maintain program viability at the secondary level. Parents are responsible for transportation.
  • If spaces remain unfilled, incoming kindergarten students in all other district feeder pattern areas will be eligible. Parents are responsible for transportation.
  • Students not selected for the program through the lottery process will be placed on a wait list in the order that their name is drawn. 

If there is a need to hold a lottery, the lottery will be held on April 1, 2021 at 12:30pm at the ISD Administration Building (5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98029). Letters will be sent home mid-April informing families of the results.


If you have questions about the Dual Language Program, please contact Laura Maloney in the Elementary Education office at 425-837-7025 or