Mission Statement / Nuestra Misión
Maxwell Escuela de Inmersión en Español is a learning community committed to: equity, proficiency for all, and Spanish language acquisition empowering students for success in a global society.
Maxwell Elementary, Escuela de Inmersión en Español, es una comunidad de aprendizaje comprometida con la igualdad, la competencia académica para todos y la adquisición de la lengua española con el fin de que sus alumnos tengan éxito en una sociedad global.
About the School
Maxwell Elementary-Escuela de Inmersión en Español is a partial immersion model. One-half of the school day is spent in the target language (Spanish), and one-half of the school day in English. Instruction of Social Studies is integrated through language arts/reading instruction in both Spanish and English. Math concepts also are integrated into the other content-area subjects for additional reinforcement. The curriculum is developed to meet the needs of the students. This school is open to incoming Kindergarten and First Grade students.
There are four goals of the Partial Immersion Program
- Functional proficiency in the second language, children are able to communicate in the target language on topics appropriate to their age level,
- Mastery of subject-content material of the district curriculum,
- Cross-cultural understanding, and
- Achievement in English language arts comparable to or surpassing achievement of students in English-only programs.
Since 1990, Maxwell Elementary has been a Spanish immersion magnet school. In 2007, the Consulate of Spain accepted the program into its network of International Spanish Academies.
The program continues at Bryan Station Traditional Magnet School in grades 6th through 8th and High School at Bryan Station High in 9th grade. Courses offered in Spanish are language arts, science, and math. All other courses are offered in English, including a language arts/English class.