Hmong DBE Programming is available at the following school and grade level for the 2018-2019 school year:

Lake View Elementary School: Kindergarten and Grade 1

Please complete an interest form for the Hmong DBE program online at or print a paper form. For the 2018-2019 school year, the Hmong DBE Program interest form submission deadline is Monday, April 30, 2018.


Enrollment Process

Students New to the Madison Metropolitan School District 

For any student new to the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), online enrollment must be completed at and the online enrollment print-out should be taken to the home attendance area school to complete enrollment.  Parents/guardians may look up their home attendance area school at


For students new to MMSD, 4K and 5K Registration will be held in March 5th, 2018 from 2pm to 6pm at all MMSD Elementary Schools. If you are unable to attend that day, you may still start the enrollment process by visiting Print these forms and take them to the home attendance school to complete enrollment.

The Wisconsin public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their student to attend public school in a school district other than the one in which they reside.  For students new to MMSD who reside outside of the district, the following items must be completed in order to be considered for the Hmong DBE Program:

  • Open enrollment application with DPI at  The open enrollment application period for the 2018-2019 school year is February 5 to April 30, 2018 at 4:00pm.


  • MMSD online enrollment at


*Hmong Developmental Bilingual Education is not a program option for 4 year-old kindergarten.  For information on 4K, please visit:


Students Currently in the Madison Metropolitan School District 

Students currently in MMSD’s 4K programs are already enrolled in the district for kindergarten. However, an interest form is still required for consideration in the Hmong DBE Program. This interest form will also serve as an internal transfer application if you reside in the MMSD area, but currently reside outside of the Lake Vew Elementary School attendance area. 

Information about school registration for current students for the 2018-2019 school year can be found at

Interest Form Process

The Hmong DBE Program is open to all MMSD Hmong English Learners; however, it is only available at Lake View Elementary School for incoming Kindergartners and first graders for the 2018-2019 school year.

Incoming Kindergartners and first graders identified as Hmong English Language Learners in the following school attendance areas may submit an interest form for the program and will be provided transportation from the district: 

Lake View Elementary School

Lindbergh Elementary School

Gompers Elementary School

Mendota Elementary School

Hawthorne Elementary School


Hmong English Learners entering Kindergarten and first grade who live outside of the school attendance areas above can also submit an interest form for the program, but will need to provide their own transportation.  


Attendance Area Preference

Preference is given to students in the following attendance areas:

  • Students residing in the feeder school attendance areas mentioned above (Lake View, Lindbergh, Gompers, Mendota, and Hawthorne).

  • Students residing in the MMSD attendance area.

Parents/guardians must complete an interest form which must be submitted to be considered for participation in the program. Completing an interest form does not guarantee that your child will be admitted to the program.  Space is limited.

It is very important that parents/guardians understand the goals of the DBE program and that by enrolling your child, you understand the benefits of having your child be in the bilingual program for as long as possible. Parents/guardians who have not discussed the Hmong DBE program with staff from the Office of Multilingual and Global Education will be required to attend an informational session.


Interest Form Deadline

Please complete an interest form for the Hmong DBE program, complete the form online at or download a paper form.

For the 2018-2019 school year, the Hmong DBE Program interest form submission deadline is Monday, April 30, 2018.  

Parents will be notified regarding their status of admission to the Hmong DBE Program on or before May 18th, 2018, by phone.  Please be sure to include a working/preferred phone number on the interest form.