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Mandarin Dual Language Immersion

What is Mandarin Language Immersion?



Students participating in the program will be taught the same Common Core Standards as students in traditional kindergarten classes.  The Mandarin Immersion program is considered an 80/20 program.  Student will receive 80% on their instruction in Mandarin Chinese and 20% in English. This allows students the opportunity to learn a second language while simultaneously learning the kindergarten curriculum.  Students are immersed in the language and the culture throughout the school day. The higher order thinking processes involved in learning through two languages enhances students' proficiency at learning new skills and provides lifelong benefits.   

To find out more about North Carolina Dual Language Immersion Programs, visit DPI's DLI Website or use the links below:

Language Immersion FAQ


Cox Mill Elementary


Harrisburg Elementary

Roberta Road Middle School




Where is Mandarin Immersion in Cabarrus County Schools?


If your home school is:

Your Mandarin Immersion school is:

Beverly Hills, Carl A. Furr, Charles E. Boger, Coltrane Webb, Cox Mill, Royal Oaks, Weddington Hills, Winecoff, WR Odell

Cox Mill Elementary

AT Allen, Bethel, Harrisburg, Hickory Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Patriots, Pitts School Road, R. Brown McAllister, Rocky River, WM Irvin, Wolf Meadow

Harrisburg Elementary

Concord, CC Griffin, Harris Road, HE Winkler, Hickory Ridge, JN Fries, Mount Pleasant, Northwest Cabarrus, Roberta Road

Roberta Road Middle School


Mandarin Immersion program pathways

Our Mandarin Immersion Schools

  • Cox Mill Elementary
  • Harrisburg Elementary


  • Roberta Road Middle

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  • No transportation is provided for elementary dual language immersion unless a student attends within their home school zone.

Hub Stops for Roberta Road Middle:

  • Cox Mill HS (a.m.) Harris Rd. MS (p.m.)
  • Harold E Winkler MS
  • Hickory Ridge MS

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Program Requirements

Application only for rising kindergarten students

Renewal application for 6th grade students

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