Magnet applications now being accepted for 2015-2016 school year

The HISD magnet application process is now open for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents and students interested in applying for one of HISD’s 115 magnet programs for next school year can do so online by clicking here.  Applications must be submitted no later than Dec. 19, 2014, in order to be guaranteed consideration in the first round.

Before starting the application process, gather documents and information, such as your child’s HISD student I.D. number, for reference.  As part of the online process, students can apply to a total of 10 magnet programs, including Vanguard magnet programs. A maximum of five Vanguard programs may be selected as choices.

Students and parents can also apply via paper by downloading and printing an application or by picking one up at the schools they wish to apply to.  Parents can also take tours of the schools they are considering during Magnet Awareness Week, Nov. 3–7. The tours are offered daily at 1 p.m.

Be sure to check out the new HISD School Match catalog (.pdf) for details on various programs, helpful suggestions on what to think about when considering various campuses, a list of questions to ask representatives of prospective schools, and a timeline of important dates in the magnet process. It is available in Spanish by clicking here.

For more information, please visit the School Choice website at www.HoustonISD.org/SchoolChoice. Questions may be directed to 713-556-6947.

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