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How to Apply

Starting November 1, 2014, applications will be accepted online.
Students may apply to 10 magnet schools with no more than 5 Vanguard selections.

HOW TO APPLY ONLINE

  1. Create an Account
  2. Agree to Requirements & Policies
  3. Complete Student Information
  4. Complete Family Information
  5. Complete Sibling Information (if applicable)
  6. Recommendations (if applicable)
  7. Signatures
  8. Review and Send (Application will not be processed until you select"Submit my Application")

USING A PAPER APPLICATION

  1. Obtain application at houstonisd.org/magnet or by visiting any HISD school
  2. Complete in INK and be sure to include all requested information
  3. Submit to each school you are applying to along with the requested documentation.

STEP 1: GATHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Entering Secondary (6-12) Magnet Non-Vanguard

First grading period of current report card, previous year’s final report card, and previous year’s Stanford and STAAR scores

STEP 2: DELIVER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (YOU HAVE SEVERAL OPTIONS)

  1. Upload required documents directly from online application system (must be legible)
  2. Mail or deliver copies of the documents to the Office of School Choice at: Houston Independent School District, Attn: Office of School Choice 4400 W. 18th Street, Houston, TX 77092-8501
  3. Mail or deliver copies of the documents to each school you are applying to

STEP 3: MONITOR YOUR ACCOUNT AND FOLLOW UP

Online Applications:  If you have applied online, make sure to monitor your account and the email address that you provided when you created your account.                    
 
Paper Applications: If you submitted a paper application, call the schools to which you applied to see if there are any additional steps that are required.

STEP 4: ACCEPTING A MAGNET SPACE

If you are accepted into a program and wish to accept your place, at least one parent/guardian must visit the desired school and sign an entrance agreement. Parent/guardian must bring all required documents (proof of residence, proof of age in entering K or PK, and documents listed above). NOTE: Failure to deliver all required documents by April 10, 2015 will mean that you are no longer guaranteed a place at that school.

QUESTIONS? WE ARE HERE TO HELP.                                                                                                         Office of School Choice 713-556-6737 | www.HoustonISD.org/magnet
Magnet Office 713-556-6947 | www.magnet@HoustonISD.org            
 

 

Magnet Applications in English for the 2015-2016 School Year Available Soon

Solicitudes en Español al Programa Magnet para el Año Escolar 2015-2016 Disponibles Proximamente

Magnet Applications in Vietnamese for the 2015-2016 School Year Available Soon

Vanguard Applications for the 2015-2016 School Year Available Soon