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, 2017, in order to apply for the 2017-18 school year.
All incoming kindergartners must apply.
An Information/Orientation Tour is mandatory to in order to submit an Immersion Program Application.
Mandarin Immersion Enrollment will be done on a Lottery System. Notification of acceptance into the program will begin in early June.
Disclaimer: This website is not approved by the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD). This site is owned and designed by the Friends of Mandarin Immersion Program (MIP). The group makes every effort to provide accurate and up-date information on its website, however, parents should contact CUSD for answers to questions critical to their children's education.