Desert Canyon ES Academic Programs
Mandarin Chinese Program
Mandarin Dual Immersion Program gives students the ability to learn a second language while being immersed into it for 50% of their school day. We invite interested parents to come learn more about this wonderful program by attending one of our information sessions. Please contact 480-484-1700 to reserve your spot and schedule a tour today.
Please click here for the Mandarin Application for the 2019-20 School Year and return to the DCES office.
Desert Canyon Elementary offers Toddlers-5th grade students the opportunity to be exposed to the Mandarin language and Chinese culture. Students receive 30 minutes of Mandarin instruction once a week exposing them to the culture, language songs and dance, Chinese characters and how it ties into our Social Studies standards.
There are two test options when registering your child. You can choose either the CogAT or the NNAT2. There are brief descriptions of each on the registration site as well as below.
Second grade blanket testing - Jan. 8 - Feb 1
Spring Gifted testing - April 22-April 27 - Kinder/1
Please contact the Gifted Services office at 480-484-5014 if you have any questions.