Last virtual school choice fair on Saturday as Phase 1 deadline nears

Parents have a wide variety of choices regarding where to send their students to school in HISD, but time is running out to be in the first round of consideration.

Parents who still aren’t sure which school they want their child to attend next year are invited to the final virtual School Choice Fair from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Oct. 31. Representatives from HISD magnet schools will be available, and attendees can get help submitting their application. Parents can log into the virtual fair here.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 6 for guaranteed consideration in the first round. Any applications received after the Nov. 6 deadline will be considered only for schools where space is still available.  

Parents will also have two more chances to virtually tour the magnet schools of their choice before the deadline. Magnet Thursday virtual tours will be held this Thursday, Oct. 29 and next Thursday, Nov. 5. These tours are intended to help parents learn more about Magnet programs to make more informed decisions. 

The 2020-2021 HISD magnet application is available online. For more information about the choice application process, HISD school choice tours, and the final fair, visit or call the Office of School Choice at 713-556-6947.