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Magnet Status

Maxwell Spanish Immersion Elementary is a magnet school and admission is by lottery. Students entering kindergarten or first grade the following school year may apply for admission. Fayette County Public Schools' Magnet Office handles all applications and controls admission to Maxwell. There are no entrance criteria, but spots are limited.

Students can also enroll at Maxwell after first grade if they demonstrate grade-level proficiency in Spanish language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) as determined by assessments administered by Maxwell staff.

The Spanish Immersion Program continues beyond Maxwell at Bryan Station middle and high schools, so your child will have an opportunity to continue through the Immersion Program through graduation. We strongly encourage families who are applying to Maxwell to continue their child's immersion education through 12th grade.

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Fayette County’s magnet and school programs are an important and valued part of our district landscape. They provide students throughout our community with tremendous opportunities and add to the rich and innovative curriculum offerings available in FCPS. 

The 2023-24  application window for districtwide magnet and school programs will open on January 7, 2023, and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on January 22, 2023.

  • Students must apply during this window to enroll in a magnet or school program for the 2023-24 school year. 
  • Placement notifications will be shared with families in early March 2023.

Notification: All applicants will get word after the magnet application window closes that they are either accepted, wait-listed, or declined. If your family does not hear anything by the dates listed above, please email our districtwide program manager.