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Madison Metropolitan School District

DLI Enrollment and Lottery Information

The Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program is open to all MMSD students; however, it is only available at the schools and grade levels listed below. DLI is elective and has a lottery process for admittance. Parents/guardians must complete an online application to be considered for participation in the program. Completing an application does not guarantee that your child will be admitted to the program. Please read the information on this page carefully.

2024-25 DLI Lottery

The 2024-25 school year DLI Lottery application opens on:

  • Monday, December 11, 2023 for currently enrolled students.
  • Monday, February 26, 2024 for new students to the district.

The application window closes on April 26, 2024 at 4 p.m. Lottery results will be mailed to parents/guardians by the third week in May.

To apply for the 2024-25 school year, click on the blue button at the top of this page, and make sure to choose the 2024-25 school year.

The Wisconsin public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their student to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they reside. The Dual Language Immersion program is also available to students outside the MMSD school district. If your child is not a current MMSD student and would like to apply, please contact the enrollment office at 608-663-4957 or email

Information Sessions

Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend a DLI Parent Informational Session. It is very important that parents/guardians understand the goals of the DLI program and understand that by enrolling your child in DLI, you are committing to keeping your student in DLI (to the best of your ability) through at least 8th grade, minimally, due to the length of time it takes to learn a second language.

Sessions 2024-25