Upcoming School Choice Fair extends options for families

Despite recent heavy rains, schools that still have open seats will be available to discuss options with parents at the annual School Choice Fair on Saturday, April 23. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St.), and offers a glimpse of the many enrichment and highly focused programs still waiting for students after the magnet deadline.

Some Vanguard programs with available seats include Read to the Final Four finalist Carillo Elementary School, and De Zavala Elementary School. Also with seats available, Eastwood Academy offers classes that focus on college and career readiness.

Parents looking for programs that offer dual language or language immersion should look into the Arabic Immersion Magnet School, Wainright Elementary School, or Roosevelt Elementary School. And if STEM is a top priority, Blackshear Elementary School and Fondren Middle School might be an option.

Jones and Long Futures Academies offer students a chance to earn an associate’s degree while they work toward a high school diploma. The options are endless, and parents should take advantage of the opportunity to learn more.

Here’s a list of the schools currently scheduled to participate in the fair:


Black Middle School

Blackshear Elementary

Burbank Middle School

Burnet Elementary

Carrillo Elementary

Crespo Elementary

Crockett Elementary

Davis High School

De Zavala Elementary

Dowling Middle School

Energized for Excellence Early Childhood

Energized for Excellence Elementary

Energized for Excellence MS

Energized for STEM HS

Energized for STEM MS

Fondren Middle SchoolGarden Villas Elementary

Gregory-Lincoln K-8

Hamilton MS

Hartsfield Elementary


Inspired for Excellence Academy

Jones Futures Academy

Long Academy

Marshall Middle School

MC Williams Middle School

Mickey Leland YMCPA

Middle College at Felix Fraga

Middle College at Gulfton

Ortiz Middle School

Roosevelt Elementary

Ross Elementary

Scarborough High School

Texas Connections Academy

The Rusk School

Wainwright Elementary

Welch Middle School

Westbury High School

Whidby Elementary