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  • MCWHORTER ELEMENTARY Dual Language Specialty program – PreK through fifth grade students are able to participate in language immersion in order to become proficient in a second language and develop an increased cultural awareness. Students develop proficiency in the second language by hearing and using both languages during the school day.


    Requesting a transfer for the next school year:

    The transfer window for the 2018-2019 school year opens January 10, 2018 and closes on January 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

    • All regular intradistrict and interdistrict transfers will be considered on a "First Come, First Serve" basis.
    • See information below concerning application process for regular intradistrict and interdistrict transfers.
    • Online transfer application forms for the 2018-2019 school year will be available January 10, 2018 on this webpage.

    Dual Language Program Applications can be picked up at the individual school campus, or found on the LISD website www.lubbockisd.org. Bean, Harwell, and McWhorter Elementaries and Atkins Middle School are the dual language campuses. Ramirez Charter School is a Spanish Immersion campus. In order to qualify for entry into an elementary magnet/specialty school, students must meet the following criteria: • Pass all portions of the most recent STAAR (if applicable.) • Good attendance • Overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 (grades 1st-5th) • Teacher and principal recommendation • Satisfactory behavior • Kindergarten students’ applications are accepted year round and will be screened by the building principal or building counselor The principal maintains a list of student names which is derived from the applications. Students will be placed on a “first come, first serve” basis. Occasionally, some magnet/specialty programs students may remain on the list due to lack of available space and/or pupil teacher ratios and could be contacted if space becomes available throughout the school year. Parents will be notified in writing of acceptance into a magnet/specialty school. TRANSPORTATION WILL NOT BE PROVIDED FOR MAGNET/SPECIALTY TRANSFERS with the exception of Margaret Talkington School for Young Women Leaders. Placement in a magnet/specialty school is an honor. Students accepted into a magnet/specialty program must maintain admission criteria in order to remain on the magnet/specialty campus. Students failing to meet any criteria shall be returned to their home campus at the end of the school year. The principal may request that a student’s transfer be revoked if the student has poor attendance, excessive tardiness, or persistent misbehavior. A description of Magnet/Specialty schools and their distinguishing characteris