DLI Magnet School Information




Cache County School District Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Magnet Schools

June 12, 2024


During its April 25, 2024 board meeting, the Cache County Board of Education voted to approve the creation of two Dual Language Immersion (DLI) magnet elementary schools. These schools, which will be housed in Cedar Ridge Elementary in Hyde Park and what will become Spring Creek Elementary in Providence, will begin operation in the 2026-27 school year. Cedar Ridge Elementary will house the Chinese and Portuguese programs, and Spring Creek Elementary will house the French and Spanish programs.


In approving the magnet schools, the Board directed district administrators to find ways to increase access to the DLI program for all students and families. As a result, a committee will be formed consisting of school administrators, teachers, parents, and community members. This committee will meet throughout the 2024-25 school year and will examine considerations such as student access to bussing and the lottery system. 


The committee will also discuss the possibility of shifting the DLI pathways in secondary schools to coordinate with the magnet elementary schools, focusing on increasing student opportunities, especially for those within Mountain Crest High School’s boundaries. Mountain Crest is the only secondary school in the district without a program, while Ridgeline High School has two programs. If the committee recommends moving a program to Mountain Crest and it is accepted by the Board, the change will be phased in to ensure that students are not asked to change schools once they have already started attending.


Cache County School District remains steadfast in its commitment to the DLI Program and will continue to provide comprehensive support. Our aim is to create opportunities for as many district students and families as possible while optimizing space in our elementary schools. 


If you are interested in serving on the DLI Magnet School Committee, applications will open in mid-September. Please watch your email and our website for more information. Community members interested in learning more about the decision to create DLI magnet elementary schools are invited to view the board meeting video from the March 7, 2024, meeting (discussion starts at 12:00), the April 11, 2024 meeting (discussion starts at 59:00), and the April 25, 2024 meeting (discussion starts at 29:15). Board meeting minutes and video are available at https://www.ccsdut.org/Page/6497.