Our child had to enroll in kindergarten this year. We were very interested in language immersion, so we included two language immersion kindergarten programs in our list of 7, along with two neighborhood schools and a few others we liked. In the end, we were assigned to our neighborhood school. We like the school very much and are grateful to have gotten one of our seven when so many other people did not. Nevertheless, we'd still like to expose our child to another language. Our child has been attending Saturday classes in another language, so we were wondering whether we might try one last time to get him into an immersion program, since presumably the Saturday classes would prevent our child from being too far behind potential classmates.
Our question for the K Files Council is:
Can we submit a FIRST GRADE lottery request next year for our child for our favorite immersion program? If so, would this jeopardize our child's current spot in the neighborhood school? Clearly, this will depend on a kindergarten child not advancing to the 1st grade at the immersion school because they've either left the school or moved out of the district. Does this happen very much? Is it even worth the effort?