If you’re one of the parents who submitted one of the more than 60,000 magnet applications HISD received for the 2016–2017 school year, your wait is almost over.
Thursday, March 24, 2016, is the date on which parents who participated in Phase 1 of the application process (Oct. 1–Dec. 18, 2015) will be notified of the status of their submissions. Parents who created online accounts will be able to find the results posted on their dashboards, but application-status letters will also be sent out by U.S. mail to all parents who submitted an application.
Magnet notifications are going out via our online system, so you can start checking now. FYI, they can take up to 8 hours to send.
Don’t see any notifications for your magnet application yet? Don’t panic! Your notifications will be posted to the parent dashboard.
So, what should you do once you receive the application-status letter?
- If your child was accepted: Provide a signed magnet-entrance agreement, proof of residence, and proof of age (if the student will be entering Pre-K or kindergarten) to the school registrar as soon as possible. Friday, April 8, 2016, is the last day to complete this step or a child’s space can no longer be guaranteed.
- If your child was wait-listed: Stay alert for changes in application status throughout the summer by visiting the magnet status page. You can also submit an application to programs that still have space available.
Parents can learn more about campuses with space available at the annual School Choice Fair. This event will take place from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 23, at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 West 18th Street, 77092).
For more information on HISD’s magnet programs, including a complete list of important dates, please visit the School Choice website.