Program participants and their families are expected to maintain a six-year commitment (K-5) to the Dual Language Immersion program. This duration of enrollment ensures full development of both Spanish and English language skills, as recommended by current data and research of Dual Language Immersion Programs. English speakers may enter at the Kindergarten or mid-first grade levels. Likewise, Spanish speakers may enter in Kindergarten or mid-first grade. Bilingual students may be admitted at any grade level, based on their level of literacy in Spanish and English, as evidenced by Valley View's literacy assessments.