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The school has helped bring out so much talent in my child as he’s learned how to play the piano, violin, and percussion. He has excellent teachers who have helped him improve his penmanship, his presentation skills, and his overall academic skills. My child is flourishing at Crespo because of the school’s strong support system.” - Emilio Ontiveros, Father of a Crespo student and graduate

The Houston Independent School District offers a robust portfolio of schools that allows families to choose the school that best meets their child’s academic needs and interests. The magnet programs within the district include:
When there are more qualified applicants than space available, a school-specific lottery or audition shall be used to select students. All lottery sessions are being 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.
  • 10 New Magnets

    Find out about our New Magnet Programs Starting in Fall 2016 by clicking on the button. Apply now for classes starting in the fall.

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  • The MSAP Grant

    HISD received an MSAP grant in 2013 for STEM Innovation for the 21st Century. The grant impacts four high schools and two middle schools.
    Videos: See the schools that benefit from MSAP.

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  • Why Choose HISD?

    There are numerous reasons families choose the Houston Independent School District. Read what familes have to say about why they chose to be a part of the HISD family.

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  • Paper Magnet Applications

    To apply for a magnet program using the paper application, click here. Completed paper applications must be hand-delivered or mailed along with required documents to each magnet program to which you apply.

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