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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the teaching model for Mandarin immersion?

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The MI program at Braddock is a 50/50 model; instruction is 50% in English and 50% in Mandarin. Students spend half the day in Mandarin and half in English.

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Is the Mandarin teaching model one way or two way?

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Braddock’s Mandarin Immersion Program teaching model is one way.

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What are the goals of the MI Program at Braddock?

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The goals for all students in a foreign languages immersion program are as follows: bilingualism and biliteracy, grade-level academic achievement in English and in the target language and positive cross-cultural competencies.

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Are the Mandarin teachers Bilingual Crosscultural Language in Academic Development (BCLAD) certified?

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All LAUSD teachers teaching in a bilingual program are required to have BCLAD certification. The English teacher is not required to have BCLAD certification because the English teacher is not teaching another language. However, the English teacher has CLAD certification as all LAUSD teachers are required to have CLAD certification to teach English Learners.

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How many classes will the MI program at Braddock have?

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Two classes per grade. The first cohort of two kindergarten classes started in Fall 2016. Each year the MI program will grow by two classes with the plan to have two classes per grade Kindergarten through 5th grade by Fall 2021.  

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Is Braddock part of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) or Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD)?

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LAUSD

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When are school tours given?

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Please click HERE to see current tour dates available and to sign up for tours.

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How do I register my child in the Mandarin Immersion Program?

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Please visit https://apply.lausd.net to apply. 

For more information, please visit http://echoices.lausd.net.

If you miss the application window, there is a late application period and students will be placed in the order the applications are received based on space availability. 

For enrollment after the school year has started, please call the school office at (310) 391-6707.

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What are the attendance boundaries for Braddock?

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Visit the LAUSD Resident School Identifier. Please enter your residential address to verify Braddock Drive Elementary as your designated resident school.

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How do I transfer from another LAUSD school?  

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Intra-District (within LAUSD) permits are no longer required. 

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How do I transfer from another school district?

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If you live outside the boundaries of LAUSD, AFTER the student has been accepted into Braddock, visit the Permits and Student Transfers website to apply online for an Incoming Inter-District Permit.

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Can I enroll my child(ren) in 1st grade?

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Yes, the district's current foreign languages immersion program policy allows enrollment at first grade for a student who is new to the program.

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Can I enroll my child(ren) in 2nd grade and beyond?

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In some cases, a new student who has proficiency in the target language, Mandarin, may be enrolled into the MI program beyond grade 1.

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Do you accept students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or other disabilities?

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Yes, we have students with disabilities in all programs.  Please bring in the IEP to ensure appropriate placement.

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What is the school size?

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Approximately 450 students are enrolled, Pre-K through 5th grade in the Traditional, MI and Gifted Magnet Program combined.

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How are the Gifted Magnet and the community school integrated with the MI program?

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Every program has its own teachers. However, students, depending on the grade, may be mixed for recess, lunch, and school wide activities. Teachers also collaborate across program, within, and outside their grade level.

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Will transportation be provided for MI program students?

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No. Transportation will not be provided for MI program students.

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Is before and after school care available on campus?

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Before school care is provided from 6:36 a.m. - 8:06 a.m. by Ready Set Go. After school care is provided from school dismissal until 6:00 p.m. by LA’s Best, Youth Services and STAR Galaxy. Click HERE for more information.