Students and staff at Hogg Middle School and Baylor College of Medicine Academy (BCMA) at Ryan Middle School know their schools are special, and now they have national recognition. Both HISD campuses have met the criteria to become nationally certified by Magnet Schools of America.Continue reading
The Houston Independent School District (HISD) announced that it will open Cullen Military Academy at Cullen Middle School in the 2024-2025 school year. The academy will support students aspiring to serve in the United States military after high school graduation. They will receive high-quality instruction and develop skills to become civic-minded, disciplined leaders committed to excellence and service.Continue reading
HISD’s Department of School Choice has announced key dates for families interested in participating in the school choice process and enrolling their scholars in magnet or alternative schools.
The process has been updated based on feedback that the District received from families with the intention of simplifying and streamlining the school choice process. HISD will condense the application and enrollment timeline in order to notify families about their options earlier.
Phase One Application is now open through Feb. 23, 2024. Click here to apply.Continue reading
As students gathered in the Deady Middle School auditorium on Friday, Sept. 15, they thought they knew what they were in for. Deady students, along with students from Milby High School and Davila Elementary, were treated the day before to a preview screening of the new Amazon Prime film, A Million Miles Away, the life story of astronaut José Hernández. Little did they know that José Hernández himself was waiting in the wings to surprise them.Continue reading
With more than 186,000 students of different interests and talents, HISD offers 128 unique magnet programs at schools throughout the district. From STEM, medicine, and biotechnology to law and performing and visual arts, and the programs are designed with accessibility, equity, and individual student growth in mind.
“HISD magnet programs serve as a bridge for our scholars and families to access unique opportunities, transformative experiences, and exposure to innovative careers,” said School Choice Manager Alyssa Banks, who is herself a product of a magnet program. “The assortment of magnet themes and options are a testament to our philosophy in HISD, that our students can be anything they set their mind to, and we as educators are here to help them get there.”Continue reading
Houston Independent School District’s School Choice application is now in Phase II, and families will learn the lottery result the week of April 5, 2023.
Phase II runs through June 15, 2023. During this time, families placed on waitlists will receive offers as seats become available. All families can apply to campuses with seats available by visiting https://ChooseHISD.my.site.com/Apply.Continue reading
There’s no better time for a child to begin their educational journey than pre-K, and in HISD, our youngest learners dream big!Continue reading
HISD is offering one-on-one support for parents and caregivers seeking assistance with enrolling their child in pre-K for the 2023-2024 school year.
Elementary schools that offer pre-k programs and Early Childhood Centers will participate in a pre-K fair on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.Continue reading
Houston Independent School District’s School Choice application is now closed. Families will learn the lottery result the week of April 5, 2023.Continue reading
Houston Independent School District’s School Choice application process is evolving to better meet the needs of all families, and the district is seeking community feedback.
Please take a moment to complete this quick survey and share your thoughts about the School Choice process, program options, and factors that influence your school of choice. HISD will use this valuable information to effect change over the next few years.Continue reading