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It’s time to get acquainted with HISD’s array of school choices

2014 October 30
by HISD Communications

Over the next month, HISD’s families have the enviable task of school shopping during magnet awareness activities, which start Saturday with the annual School Choice Fair and opening of our online magnet application process.

We have specialty programs from elementary through high school, such as fine arts and STEM. There are Montessori and Vanguard gifted-and-talented programs, all sorts of international schools, college prep, and career-focused academies. Simply put: You can leave HISD with a diploma and a two-year degree, a second language, virtuoso-level skill in the arts, or a jump on a career in law, medicine, energy, retail, culinary arts, or a number of booming technology fields. 

Just as important, when students are pursuing their interests with like-minded peers, they’re more likely to be excited about learning, do better in school, and be less likely to drop out.

So check out our fresh new website and SchoolMATCH shopping guide. Take the family and stroll through our School Choice Fair at Northwest Mall from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Visit the programs that interest you during Magnet Awareness Week Nov. 3-7, and make sure you file or send in your application and all the supporting documents between Nov. 1 and Dec. 19.

And, if you haven’t checked into your neighborhood schools, make sure they’re on your list. Very often, the best choice is right down the block.

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