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Magnet Application Status

For applications for the
2017-2018 school year
If you submit an application during Phase 1 (September 30 - December 9, 2016), you will receive a letter informing you of the status of each application you submit on or soon after March 23, 2017 - our notification date. Each status type, possible action, and deadline will be detailed on this page. 

If you need assistance in walking through this process or have any questions, e-mail us at, call the Office of School Choice at (713) 556-6947 or contact the appropriate school’s magnet coordinator.

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 Important Dates

September 30, 2016
The online system opens for applications. Paper applications may also be submitted. Applications may be submitted for Phase 1 - to be considered, if qualified, in general lotteries and auditions.
December 9, 2016
The last date that applications may be submitted for Phase 1. After this date applications may still be submitted for Phase 2.
March 23, 2017
Date on which parents are notified of application outcomes. These will be posted online and letters will be sent to all parents.
June 1, 2017
Date on which out-of-district applications may be considered. This is the start of Phase 3.
August 11, 2017
The last date for any activity involving Magnet transfers or acceptance.