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German Immersion Program


German Immersion Lottery 2015-2016 School Year



The following Immersion Program Lottery dates are provided for your information and consideration:


Open Enrollment:  February 2 - February 27, 2015 (February 2-9: parents may only submit paper applications)

Application Deadline:  February 27, 2015

Application Processing:  March - April 2015

Immersion Elementary Schools Lottery: April 2015


Parents: To apply for a School Choice Program, your child must be enrolled in a public DeKalb County School District (DCSD) school. If the student is not enrolled in a DCSD public school, you must first register for an account through the School Choice Office. Once approved, the parent will be authorized to access and complete the School Choice online or paper application. Click the Register for a new account Link below to access the School Choice Authorization Process information.


Paper Applications are available @ Ashford Park School or

- Print and complete application

- Provide Proof of Residency - a copy of your gas or water bill

- A copy of our child's Birth Certificate is required

Completed Applications (along with proof of residency and child birth certificate) can be dropped off at:  

Administrative and Instructional Complex, Attn: School Choice Office, 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Stone Mountain, GA 30083                                  





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About the Immersion Program:

Ashford Park Elementary is the home of the 1st and only German Dual Immersion program in the State of Georgia. During this initial year, the kindergarten students are receiving instruction in both English and German. The ultimate goal is to add a new grade level each year until the program is extended to all grades levels in the school.


Beginning on the first day of school, Dual Immersion Kindergarten students are immersed in the German language. This produces students who are proficient in listening, speaking, and writing in a second language. Admission to the Dual Language Immersion program is only offered in kindergarten. The Dual Language Immersion students will remain in the program through the 5th grade. Once these students complete 5th grade, they are able to smoothly transition to the nationally recognized program at Chamblee Middle School, and later to the nationally recognized program at Chamblee High School.


Frau Laura Miltner is the Dual Immersion Kindergarten German teacher, while Mrs. Dawn Fleming is the English partner teacher. The students receive English Language Arts instruction from Mrs. Fleming for half of the instructional day. Conversely, they receive Math, Social Studies, and Science instruction in German from Frau Miltner for the remainder of the instructional day.  


While the students are taught all of the Common Core standards, they have the added bonus of receiving their instruction in German. This ultimately provides them with the unique opportunity to become fluent and literate in a second language, while mastering the Common Core standards.