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DLI (Dual Language Immersion) – English & Spanish 

Albany County School District #1 offers a Spanish & English Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program at Slade Elementary School for students in 1st – 4th grades and at Indian Paintbrush Elementary School for students in 5th grade. 

This information is for families who are interested in applying for the kindergarten DLI lottery at Slade Elementary School. Slade will hold a lottery in early April for incoming kindergarteners to begin DLI in 1st grade. 

Beginning in 1st grade, students in the DLI Program are taught grade-level academic content in both languages with a focus on Spanish Language Arts and Mathematics in Spanish and Literacy instruction in English. During the 4th grade year, instruction in Mathematics switches to English and Literacy instruction changes to Spanish. The benefit for students is to develop bilingual and biliteracy skills that promote academic achievement and cross-cultural competence. At this time, the DLI program in ACSD#1 is a one-way immersion program with predominantly native English speakers. 

Please note the following: 

✓ Completing the application process does not guarantee enrollment in the DLI program. 

✓ Families who are offered spots in the program must confirm their desire to be in the program by that Friday.

✓ Accepted kindergarten students will enroll at Slade Elementary for Kindergarten. DLI instruction will begin in 1st grade. 

There are two requirements to apply for the DLI lottery at Slade: Attend the Dual Language Immersion informational session in March in the Slade Elementary School cafeteria located at 1223 E Shield Street and complete the online application by the deadline date in April. 


The Open School 

The Open School offers a Transitional Kindergarten program with a licensed teacher for children that are 5 by December 31, miss the August 1st cut-off, or for families that would like an extra year of early childhood education before Kindergarten. The Open School is licensed through the Department of Family Services as a private childcare center. Visit or call 307-745-7256 for more information. 


Laramie Montessori 


Fill out the Registration Form (on website) and return it to the Laramie Montessori School Office by email (, mail (608 S. 4th St.) or in person (Mon-Fri 8am-4pm). If you would like to schedule a tour or have any questions, please contact Bronwyn at 307-742-9964 or 

The lottery for open spaces will be held in early April, and we will begin receiving Registration Forms for that lottery in January. After the lottery remaining spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis. 


Snowy Range Academy  

Letter of Intent 

To be included in the enrollment pool for the upcoming school year, parents must complete the letter of intent form by no later than April 1. We will hold a lottery for each classroom in which demand exceeds supply on April 15. This lottery determines the initial enrollment for the upcoming school year. We may draw names again before the start of school if other openings occur. 

Open House 

We will give priority lottery status to families who attend an open house or take a tour. 

Observation Open Houses: A great opportunity to see our classrooms in action. Seating will be available in each grade. No reservations are necessary. Come and go as you please, visit more than one room, and pick up literature about the school. There will be tours available. 

Community Information Night: Starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. and is a great chance to learn more about our school, what makes SRA unique, take a tour, and meet and speak with the principal and teachers. 

They host Observation Open Houses and a Community Information Night, please check their website for this year’s dates.


UW Lab School 

The UW Lab School offers an innovative research-based, free public education to students entering kindergarten through 8th grade in the heart of the University of Wyoming’s campus- through a partnership with Albany County School District 1. 

Celebrating 135 years of educating students while training tomorrow’s teachers, the UW Lab School is offering tours for prospective families to learn more about our commitment to student-centered project-based learning, outdoor education, and the arts in integrative, multi-age classrooms with small student-to- teacher ratios. 

Join us in March (please check their site for this year’s dates), to learn more about becoming a UW Lab School Buckaroo! Enrollment in the UW Lab School is determined by a lottery held in early April. For more information or to enter your child(ren) in the lottery now, visit, call 307-721-2155 or email 

UW Lab School Spring Tours Interested families are 

welcome to attend a tour hosted by our Principal, Dr. Rizor 

Call or email to sign up for a tour! 307-721-2155