An ‘Up Close’ look at HISD’s magnet programs

The November edition of HISD Up Close with Board President Juliet Stipeche features a closer look at the robust portfolio of HISD schools that allows families to choose the campus that best meets their child’s academic needs and interests. In the video segment below, Manager of HISD Grant Development Jennifer Todd walks parents through the magnet application process and explains the variety of school choice options available at HISD, including Montessori, Vanguard, International Baccalaureate, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and fine arts programs.

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 byclicking here. Applications must be submitted no later than Dec. 19, 2014, in order to be guaranteed consideration in the first round.

Be sure to check out the new HISD School Match catalog (pdf) for details on various programs, helpful suggestions on what to consider when choosing a school, sample questions to ask representatives of prospective schools, and a timeline of important dates in the magnet process. The catalogue is also available in Spanish by clicking here.