April 5 Deadline Approaching for Magnet School Entrance Agreements

Students who have been accepted to a magnet school program for the 2013-2014 school year must sign and return the school’s entrance agreement postmarked by this Friday, April 5. On Monday, April 8, school magnet coordinators will begin making phone calls to offer spots to waitlisted students. Student positions on each school’s wait list were determined by a lottery.

Students who are still looking at school options, including waitlisted students, those who have recently moved into the district, students in private or charter schools and students who may want to apply to different types of magnet programs, are invited to attend the third annual Houston ISD School Choice Fair from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 27, at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, located at 4400 West 18th Street.

The fair will feature campuses that still have space available for the 2013-2014 school year and will include booths from schools that offer magnet, Montessori, Vanguard/IB, preschool, multilingual, charter and early college programs.

HISD’s six HILZ academies also will be on hand to talk about their career academies which offer students the opportunity to earn valuable career training in high demand technical fields, as well as a college associate’s degree for free. Parents and students are encouraged to complete and return applications on the spot.

Download a flyer for the upcoming School Choice Fair in both English and Spanish.

Learn more about the HILZ program in this short video.

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