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How to apply to a magnet program

The 2017–2018 HISD magnet application will be available online or through a paper application on September 30, 2016. An application takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Before starting, if your child is a current HISD student, please locate his or her HISD student ID number on a report card or by calling their school.

 When there are more qualified applicants than space available, a school-specific lottery or audition shall be used to select students. All lottery sessions will be held at Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center by the Office of School Choice. Lottery results are not final until approved by the Office of School Choice.
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What are the chances that my child will be accepted at a specific program?

An analysis of last year's applications is posted here. Because these are last year's results, they are only an approximation of what may happen this year. We changed the application process, as well as experienced an increase of 25% in the number of applications last year. Additionally, the number of seats offered by programs at various grade-levels fluctuates, based on changes to the zoned population and the number of transfer students who do not return.
This analysis of last year's applications is presented to provide some assistance to parents trying to better understand their child's chance of being accepted. We strongly encourage parents to apply to as many programs as may meet their children's needs, as many parents regret having applied to only their top two or three choices.
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