• Alief ISD Mandarin Immersion Program

Alief ISD Mandarin Immersion Program logo with Dragon

Priority Reviews and Assessments

  • Students currently enrolled in Alief ISD schools will be given priority review and will be assessed during the school day.

    For students not currently attending Alief ISD schools but live within the district boundary, individual assessments will be scheduled with parents through email.

Eligibility Requirements


    • Alief I.S.D. students are welcome along with students who meet the eligibility requirements of limited open enrollment.
    • The student must be 5-years-old and entering Kindergarten by September 1, 2023.
    • The student must have strong language skills.
    • If the student is accepted into the program, the parent/guardian must provide transportation to/from Petrosky Elementary School (6703 Winkleman Road, Houston, TX 77083).

Program Information

  • Our full immersion enrichment program provides our students with a classroom environment in which they are receiving 50% of their daily instruction in English and 50% of their daily instruction in Mandarin.

    The primary goals of the program are for students to attain bilingualism and bi-literacy in two languages, English and Mandarin; achieve or exceed grade-level proficiency by meeting or exceeding state standards; and develop positive attitudes towards other cultures in order to participate as multi-literate citizens in an international community.

  • Only 50 students will be accepted into the Mandarin Immersion Program. 

    For more information please call the Alief ISD Multilingual Programs Department at #281-498-8110 ext. 29071

The Alief ISD Mandarin Immersion Program was recently spotlighted by KPRC Channel 2 and FOX 26 News.