• MIMS is a school of choice with limited available slots. Students who choose to come to the school agree to abide by an Entrance Agreement, which includes the following commitments:
    • In grades K-5 (PK at Chinese Immersion magnet), maintain satisfactory grades in all core and magnet classes during each grading cycle. Per HISD guidelines, this means 75 or higher average grade; for PK and K, satisfactory means 2 or higher on the 1-3 scale used for report cards.
    • In grades 6-12, maintain an individual class average of 75 or higher in all core classes and an average of 80 or higher in all foreign language classes. Chinese Language Arts will count as the foreign language classes, not content areas taught in Chinese.
    • Participate in cultural events which may occur during evenings/weekends.
    • Complete all assignments and special projects and/or performances as required by individual program. Students should miss no more than 10% of homework assignments.
    • Bring necessary materials to class. Necessary materials will be specified by the teacher and may be different from class to class.
    • Participate and remain on-task in class.
    • Maintain regular attendance in accordance with school and HISD policy, which states that students can miss no more than 10% of days.
    • Refrain from excessive tardiness in accordance with school and HISD policy. SDMC agreed that students should be tardy on no more than 20% of days, which is essentially one tardy per week; and
    • Meet other expectations as defined by individual Language program and relevant to that program.
    If the above expectations are not met, the student will be put on a Growth Plan, which specifies what the student, parent, and school will do to support meeting magnet expectations. The Growth Plan is typically given 9 weeks to work then is brought for review. Upon review of the student's progress, the student can be taken off of the Growth Plan, asked to create a new Growth Plan, or be disinvited from enrolling the next school year.
    For more information about the Magnet Program and the Office of School Choice that regulates these standards please visit: https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/192556.
    To see our current Magnet Entrance Agreement, please click here
    To see the Middle School Mandarin Curriculum, please click here.
    To see the Middle School Mandarin Track, please click here.