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Spanish Immersion

Lyseth Elementary’s Spanish Immersion program begins language exposure in the early elementary grades. Students in the immersion program are taught content and language simultaneously in Spanish. 

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*Please complete the form and return to Lyseth Elementary by June 2nd, 2023.

Lyseth Elementary Enrollment Process for Spanish Immersion Program

Lottery Philosophy: We aim to be a great elementary school for any student, and in a program within our larger school, we want to have a student body that reflects both our entire schools’ and Portland’s wonderful diversity.

Our lottery process strives to promote that as best we can to be demographically representative of our greater Lyseth school community, including diversity of students who receive free or reduced lunch, students who receive special education services and students who are considered by PPS as “Multilingual Learners.”

Our lottery process also guarantees a spot to siblings of current Spanish Immersion students, following previously agreed upon protocols created to support language learning in the home.

Please note: 23-24 Kindergarten students who have siblings in the 22-23 5th grade - or who have siblings who are alumni of the SI program at Lyseth – are not guaranteed a spot in the program. They do NOT have an advantage (or disadvantage) in the lottery.