Dual Language Mandarin at Doss Elementary
We are home to Austin ISD’s very first elementary school Mandarin program.

We started as a FLEX program for Kindergarten and 1st grade in the Fall of 2012.  

Then we opened a 50/50 Mandarin Chinese Immersion program in the Fall of 2013 with 3 classes:
a Kindergarten, a 1st grade and a 2nd grade cohort. We currently have a K-5th grade program. 

This fall of 2022, we will be opening our second cohort in Kindergarten and in 1st Grade!

AISD’s Dual language program is open to all AISD students who are interested in a multilingual academic experience when entering Kindergarten until the first ten days of first grade. 

The three goals of Austin ISD’s dual language program are for students to

  • excel academically in two languages 
  • become bilingual and biliterate 
  • develop positive cross-cultural competency                 

Read more about the AISD Dual Language Mandarin Chinese Program(s) here: https://www.austinisd.org/mandarinchinese

Application (Due February 28, 2022). Doss Elementary is currently accepting applications for Kindergarten and First Grade openings for Fall 2022. It is highly recommended that if applying for a first grade spot, that your student demonstrates some proficiency in Mandarin Chinese.
If you have additional questions about our Dual Language Mandarin program, please contact Connie Soong at connie.soong@austinisd.org