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HISD Closing Under-Enrolled Magnet Programs While Adding More Promising Options

Twenty of HISD’s 115 magnet programs are not attracting enough students

Twenty HISD magnet school programs that are not drawing enough students from outside their neighborhoods will be closed after the 2013-2014 school year under a plan announced Thursday.

These 20 magnet school programs enroll a combined 758 students from outside their attendance zones.
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HISD Introduces New Online Magnet Application Option to Parents

Six parent orientation sessions scheduled to familiarize parents with school choice options and new online system

The Houston Independent School Districts is launching a new online application system for parents and students wanting to attend any of the district’s 115 magnet programs. While paper applications will still be accepted, HISD is hosting a series of orientation sessions to familiarize parents with the new online option and outline the multitude of school choices available.  The first session will be on Tuesday, September 17 at 6 p.m. at Burbank Middle School, 315 Berry.

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Burbank Middle School Places Second in School of Year Contest by Spanish Ministry of Education

HISD’s Burbank Middle School placed second in the USA/Canada School of the Year Contest sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Education. 

Burbank is now nationally recognized as one of the premier dual language middle schools in North America. The USA School of the Year contest highlights instructional excellence in both English and Spanish language programming.

As the second place winner, the school will receive a $2,500 award, a library of Spanish language books and a scholarship for one of Burbank’s dual language teachers to study in Spain this summer. 

Burbank Middle School participates in the prestigious International Spanish Academy Program with seven other HISD schools providing dual language students with a wide range of enrichment programming.