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Orange County, Calif. Mandarin immersion school’s “choice enrollment” period open

February 4, 2014

Capistrano Unified School District’s
Mandarin Immersion Program
2014/15 Kindergarten Enrollment

School of Choice Enrollment  •  February 3-28, 2014

Bergeson Elementary School and Capistrano Unified School District are proud to provide the first publicly offered (no cost) Mandarin Chinese Immersion Program in Orange County.  It is a well-proven educational model that provides academic instruction in English and Mandarin Chinese during the 6-year elementary period. The specific goals of this language immersion program after the 6th year are for students to develop high levels of language proficiency and literacy in both program languages, to demonstrate high levels of academic achievement, and to develop an appreciation for and an understanding of diverse cultures.Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2014, in order to apply for the 2014-15 school year.

School of Choice Enrollment will be done on a Lottery System. Notification of acceptance into the program will begin in early March.

For Out of District Families:
1.  Obtain Home district approval and get released FIRST
2.  Complete Inter-District application through CUSD

Tours and Information: This is a very popular program and space is limited. For more information please attend one of the required informational meetings. For more information contact Bergeson Elementary School at 949/643-1540 orCapistrano Unified School District

Tour Dates

  • Friday, February 7, 2014  •  8:00 – 9:00am
  • Friday, February 21, 2014  •  8:00 – 9:00am
  • Monday, February 24, 2014  •  8:00 – 9:00am

All meetings will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room at Bergeson Elementary, 25302 Rancho Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

For more information, please send your inquires to
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