All students applying to a Delaware Public School District and/or Charter School must first register in their School of Residence
before submitting a School Choice application.
Capital School District’s 2018-2019 Kindergarten Spanish Immersion Program
The Capital School District is once again pleased to offer a kindergarten Spanish Immersion Program. We are happy to announce that the Immersion program will be expanded and offered at Fairview Elementary School, as well as continuing at South Dover Elementary in 2018-2019

Children selected for Capital’s immersion programs at South Dover and Fairview Elementary Schools will automatically have the opportunity to continue with Spanish immersion classes through 4th grade. These students will then have the chance to take Spanish at both the middle and high school levels. Long term, students participating in the immersion program will have the chance to earn college credit for the language while still in high school.
To apply for the kindergarten Spanish Immersion Program, you may submit your application through  Select KN as the applying grade and South Dover Elementary or Fairview Elementary as the applying school, or you can follow the link provided below to the Delaware Standard Application for Education Options.

 *If you are unable to complete this form online please contact the Capital School District Choice Office at 302-857-4237 to obtain a paper application.

The Capital School District does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in accordance with state and federal laws. The District offers additional services to students with limited English language skills or with disabilities so that they may benefit from these programs.

 Click the link below to begin the Delaware 2018 2019 Kindergarten School Choice Application KN

Timeline for incoming Kindergarteners

Key dates


Prior to submitting Choice Application

  • Students must be enrolled in district of residence prior to submitting an application to Capital School District

November 6, 2018 through the first day of the 2018-2019 school year

  • Open Enrollment Period to Submit a Standard Application
  • On-line Choice Application will be available at
  • Paper applications will be available at the Capital School District Administrative Office at 198 Commerce Way, Dover, De 19904
  • On-line applications may also be submitted at the District Administrative Office

Within 10 days of receipt of application

  • District office notifies resident district of receipt of application

April 27, 2018

  • Applications can be accepted beyond this date; however, submitting an application by April 27, 2018 will ensure entry into the lottery for a seat in the desired school (including Spanish Immersion programs at South Dover and East Dover Elementary) should a lottery be required

Week of April 29, 2018

  • Kindergarten applications received on or prior to April 27, 2018 will be reviewed and accepted based on program capacity
  • Lotteries will be held in instances when the number of applications exceeds the number of available seats
  • Applications that are not selected through the lottery process will be placed on a ranked waiting list
  • The results will be forwarded to the Capital School District Board of Education for review at the next regularly scheduled meeting (May 9, 2018)

May monthly Capital School Board of Education meeting (presently scheduled for May 9, 2018)

  • Capital School Board of Education will formally approve or deny Choice applications.

Within 5 days of the May 2018 Board Meeting (presently scheduled for May 9, 2018)

  • Notification will be mailed to parent/guardians advising if application has been accepted, denied or placed on waiting list.

Applications received after May 9, 2018 will be reviewed and formally voted on at regularly scheduled Capital School District Board Meetings within 45 days of receipt of the application

  • Applications received after May 9, 2018 will be reviewed monthly and accepted until there is a lack of capacity.
  • When a class reaches capacity, applications received after May 9 will be placed on a ranked waiting list.
  • Parents will be notified if the application has been accepted, denied or placed on waiting list within 5 days of the regularly scheduled Capital School District Board Meeting
The Capital School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity, against victims of domestic violence, sexual offenses, or stalking, or upon any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law.  Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to the Title IX, District 504 and ADA Coordinators:  Capital School District, 198 Commerce Way, Dover DE 19904.  Phone (302) 672-1500