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Glendale Unified Dual Language Immersion and Magnet Programs Now Enrolling for the 2020-21 School Year


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Glendale Unified School District

Media Contact:
GUSD Public Information Office
Kristine Nam, Communications Director
(818) 241-3111 x1218

Distribution Date: November 1, 2019 


Glendale Unified Dual Language Immersion and Magnet Programs
Now Enrolling for the 2020-21 School Year

GLENDALE, CA – The lottery application period for Glendale Unified Foreign Language Academies of Glendale (FLAG) dual immersion programs and magnet schools opened Friday, November 1. All students living in- and outside Glendale Unified boundaries are invited to complete a lottery application by visiting Lottery applications must be submitted by January 31, 2020. Students are selected for magnet and FLAG programs each year by a random lottery, which will take place on February 12.

About Glendale Unified’s FLAG Dual Immersion Program

The Foreign Language Academies of Glendale (FLAG) program offers dual language immersion programs in seven languages beginning in kindergarten: Armenian, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. Dual Immersion classes are taught by fully credentialed, bilingual teachers who have additional preparation and expertise teaching in both English and their target language. Learn more at

About Glendale Unified Magnet Schools

Magnet Schools offer students unique, theme based educational experiences in academically rich and culturally diverse environments. Glendale Unified offers four magnet elementary schools (details below). Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, Roosevelt Middle School will transition to a magnet school focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). Learn more at  

  • Cerritos Elementary School – emphasis on coding and computer science

  • Thomas Edison Elementary School – emphasis on advanced technology and robotics (English-only and FLAG Spanish programs available)

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School – emphasis on dual language immersion (FLAG French, German, Italian, and Spanish programs available)

  • Mark Keppel Elementary School – emphasis on visual and performing arts (English-only and FLAG Korean programs available)

  • Roosevelt STEAM Academy Middle School – emphasis on STEAM (FLAG German and Spanish continuation programs available)

For further information, please email Kristine Nam or call the Public Information Office at (818) 241-3111 x1218.

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