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The Cupertino Language Immersion Program (CLIP) is a K-8 Alternative School Program in CUSD.  The 6-8th Grade students attend Miller Middle School.

Mission Statement: CLIP's (Cupertino Language Immersion Program) mission is to prepare students to live and compete in a global and culturally diverse workplace by providing instruction in both Mandarin and English. The program instills curiosity, intellectual flexibility, and a lifelong enjoyment of learning in our children.


  • Provide CLIP students the opportunity to develop high levels of proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, writing, and communicating in Mandarin.
  • Communicate effectively in both languages, and achieve proficiency in all academic subjects that will meet or exceed district guidelines.
  • Develop in the students an international perspective and appreciation for cultural diversity. This program is based on a model where the target language, Mandarin, is a vehicle of instruction, not the focus.

Students in the CLIP program take two courses in Mandarin (30%) and five courses in English (70%).

A typical schedule for a CLIP student includes the following classes:

Physical Education
Social Studies in Mandarin
Language Arts
Elective Course

CLIP Enrollment: CLIP is an Alternate School embedded within Miller. Interested families must attend a mandatory information session in January and participate in the district open enrollment process.  

For information about the CLIPCO organization:  CLIPCO

Information Sessions