Open to all students who will be entering kindergarten or first grade in the 2014-2015 school year.
News Release from North Clackamas Sch. Dist.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 31st, 2014 11:24 AM
El Puente and Riverside schools are K-5 elementary school programs that provide a dual-immersion education in both Spanish and English. Open to all students who will be entering kindergarten or first grade in the 2014-2015 school year, including those who are native English speakers as well as those who are native Spanish speakers. By the end of fifth grade, all students become fluent in both languages.
Students living in the Bilquist, Concord, Oak Grove, Riverside or View Acres attendance areas should apply to the Riverside Bilingual Program. The program is located on the Riverside Elementary campus at 16303 SE River Road, in Oak Grove.
Students living in the Ardenwald, Duncan, Happy Valley Elementary, Lewelling, Linwood, Milwaukie, Mt. Scott, Oregon Trail, Scouters Mountain, Spring Mountain, Sunnyside or Whitcomb attendance areas should apply to the El Puente Bilingual School. The school is located on the Milwaukie Elementary campus at 11250 SE 27th Avenue in Milwaukie.
Tours of both bilingual programs will be offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the following Tuesdays: February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11, and 18. For more information, call El Puente at 503-353-5480 or call Riverside at 503-353-5560. These tours are offered to adults only please.
Information meetings for prospective applicants are scheduled at both schools (in Spanish and English) on Thursday, February 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, March 8 from 10 to 11 a.m. Applications are due to school offices on Thursday, March 20 by 3:00 p.m. You may also find forms and information on the North Clackamas Schools website at http://www.nclack.k12.or.us/bilingual_immersion.
Acceptance and waiting list letters will be mailed by April. If the number of kindergarten applicants exceeds the number of spots available, admission will be determined by lottery.