Starting March 25, parents will have two weeks to let schools know where they want to send their children this fall.
Letters notifying parents of their children’s magnet application status will be mailed out starting Friday, March 22, and students who are “accepted” must indicate that they will attend their school of choice during the 2013–2014 school year by signing and returning the enclosed Student Entrance Agreement no later than Friday, April 5 (postmarked).
Students who have not been immediately accepted will receive a letter stating “waitlisted,” “out of district,” or “not qualified,” and magnet coordinators will begin making phone calls on April 8 to offer spots to waitlisted students who move up the list if the school has any students who decline to attend.
Selection for out-of-district students will begin on June 10, after all in-district candidates have been accepted.
Students who receive a “not qualified” letter for a particular magnet program are invited to attend the third annual School Choice Fair on Saturday, April 27, at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center from 8 a.m. until noon to learn about other schools.
The campuses receiving the largest number of applications this year so far during the first round are:
- Elementary: River Oaks, Lovett, Roberts
- Middle: Pin Oak, Rogers, Lanier
- High: Lamar, Bellaire, DeBakey
More than 32,800 magnet applications had been received as of March 6 for admission to the district’s 113 magnet schools.