Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Magnet Program?

Magnet Programs are special learning opportunities for students living within the San Diego Unified School District.  Magnet Programs attract students by offering students the unique opportunity for in-depth studies while meeting rigorous California state curriculum standards.

What are the Primary Goals and Characteristics of Magnet Schools?

  • They seek to improve achievement for all students participating in the school.
  • They provide a distinctive curriculum or educational approach.
  • They attract students from outside an assigned neighborhood attendance zone.
Longfellow Spanish Immersion Magnet School offers fluent English speaking students the unique opportunity to become fluent and literate in Spanish by using Spanish as the primary language of instruction.  This magnet provides all students in grades K - 8 an enriched curriculum emphasizing fluency and literacy in Spanish and English. 

Can I Visit A Magnet School?

Longfellow Spanish Immersion Magnet School offers parent tours every Monday between October and February 15th.   These tours inform parents all about our school program, the history of our school, describe the total Spanish immersion model, and take you on a tour of our campus including classroom visitations to see immersion in action.  We warmly invite you to attend a tour and learn about our successful magnet program!  Tours are held at 9:30 a.m.  To schedule a tour, please contact Josie Ramirez, our Magnet Resource Teacher, at 619-276-4206 ext. 211.

Who Do I Contact With Enrollment Questions?

SDUSD Enrollment Options Department (619) 725-5672
Longfellow Spanish Immersion School (619) 276-4206 ext. 211
School Contact: Josie Ramirez, Magnet/Project Resource Teacher, jramirez@sandi.net