Mandarin Chinese Dual Program

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. In the fall of 2021, we became a dual language program. We currently have a K-5th grade program. 

Austin ISD Dual Language Program

AISD’s Dual language program is open to all AISD students who are interested in a multilingual academic experience when entering Pre-K (only applies to Riley Elem), Kindergarten or within the first twenty (20) days of first grade, unless a language assessment in the partner language indicates they have the proficiency necessary to participate. 

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

Please note: Austin ISD bus transportation is NOT provided to students who choose to transfer to another campus for its dual language program.

Austin ISD Dual Language Mandarin Chinese Program

Students are taught Chinese literacy and math & science in Mandarin.

Read more about the AISD Dual Language Mandarin Chinese Program(s) here:

Doss’s Dual Language Mandarin Program

Doss Elementary is currently accepting applications for those entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2024.If interested please contact the registrar.

If you have additional questions about our Mandarin Dual Language program, please contact Patricia Minford at