2019-2020 Important Dates

New enrollment into DLI program is open to:

    • Incoming 2019-2020 kindergartners
    • Native Spanish speakers (K-5) who qualify per Chapter 89 of TEC
    • Consideration is given to transfer students who were in a DLI program in another district
    • 2019-2020 first grade students may enter the program IF space is available.

DLI Campuses

    • Denton Creek Elementary (home campuses attending Denton Creek are Canyon Ranch, Lakeside, Lee, Mockingbird, Town Center and Valley Ranch)
    • Wilson Elementary (home campuses attending Wilson are: Austin, Cottonwood Creek and Pinkerton)


    • Middle School:  
      • Beginning  the 2019-2020 school year,  the Advanced Spanish courses for students who participated in Dual Language Immersion at Wilson Elementary or Denton Creek Elementary will be available at CMS North. 
      • The 7th and 8th grade courses will continue to be available at CMS West during the 2019-2020 school year as well as the 8th grade course for the 2020-2021 school year.

Application Process

    • Print an application from the Coppell ISD website or pick up an application from the Vonita White Administration Building
    • Complete the application and return it to the CISD Vonita White Administration Building, 200 S. Denton Tap Rd., Coppell, TX 75019. No later than Friday, March 22,2019 by 4:30 PM.
    • No applications will be taken for any reason after the time and date provided above.
    • In the event that the family has more than one learner who needs to apply, please complete two applications and note the siblings name appropriately on each application.
    • All learners interested in participating in the Dual Language Immersion program, will need to complete and turn in the DLI application. 
    • Learners who have a sibling in the program will be placed as part of the District’s Legacy practice.
    • All other openings for the program will be filled by lottery according to the DLI campus to which the student is zoned. (See campus zones above.)
    • The goal of the process is to ensure a transparent, orderly and fair process for placing learners in the Dual Language Program.

Lottery and Drawing Guidelines

  • Lottery:  Friday, April 5 beginning at 8:30 am in the Vonita White Administration Board Room

    • The lottery will be an open process.
    • Parents are allowed to attend.
    • Children under the age 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
    • Learner names will be placed into the hopper. 
    • One learner name will be pulled at a time. 
    • The learner name will then be placed on the lottery chart in the sequential order it was drawn. 
    • This process will be completed until all names are drawn. 
    • All additional names will be placed in the order selected on the wait list.
    • Students who apply for the DLI program in Kindergarten, and were placed on the waiting list, must re-apply in first grade if they choose to participate in the program. The wait list does not roll to the next school year.
    • Once all names have been pulled, each parent will be emailed that day with a status update.  
    • Learners on the wait list will be notified of participation in the program no later than Friday the week of Labor Day. 
    • If learners on the wait list refuse the opening, the District will move to the next name in numerical order on the list.