The Houston Independent School District is hosting several school choice fairs across the district to inform parents of the different educational choices available to their children as they transition into middle and high school.
“HISD offers excellent opportunities to meet your child’s needs, challenge their thinking, and develop their skills,” said Dave Wheat, HISD assistant superintendent for school choice. “But most importantly, we prepare them for success in college and their careers.”
Representatives from HISD’s middle and high school magnet programs will be on site to answer questions about the new online application option and assist parents in making the best school choice for their children.
Information will also be provided on HISD’s specialty programs including early college high schools, multilingual programs, new Futures Academies, and other school choices to meet the unique needs, talents, and interests of every child. These schools are open to all children, including those who live outside HISD.
Magnet applications for the 2014-2015 school year will be accepted from Nov. 4 to Dec. 20, 2013 for guaranteed consideration in the first round of applicants.
For more information, contact the Office of School Choice at 713-556-6947 or visit houstonisd.org/magnet. HISD School Choice fairs will be from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the following locations:
- Nov. 5: Walnut Bend Elementary School, 10620 Briar Forest
- Nov. 12: Roberts Elementary School, 6000 Greenbriar
- Nov. 19: Shadydale Elementary School, 5909 Tidwell
(School Choice Fairs for middle school students transitioning to high school in 2014-2015)