Does My Child Need Testing?
- HISD students who have already been identified as G/T by HISD and currently attend an HISD school DO NOT need testing.
- G/T identified students who leave the district for more than 60 academic days, without a G/T furlough, must re-submit their G/T paperwork for their G/T label to be reinstated, they DO NOT need to be retested.
- Students enrolling from another district that have been identified as Gifted and Talented by their current school district, must submit their current district's G/T paperwork to HISD for consideration of a G/T label transfer. If approved the student will NOT need testing. If not approved, the student will need to participate in G/T testing.
- Students who have not been identified as Gifted and Talented need to participate in G/T testing.
- Review your student’s interest and needs to look for alignment with specific Magnet programs or Program Choice transfer options.
- Use the information and links at www.hisdchoice.com
- Consider how you will rank your choices. Families can select up to 10 school programs, with a maximum of 5 magnet programs. (Please note that, each high school CTE pathway chosen is considered a separate application/choice).
- Visit selected programs on School Choice Thursdays (for Magnet programs only). Please contact the Program Choice school for tour availability.
Visit www.hisdchoice.com to apply online.
- If you have used the system before, please use your previous account.
- Paper applications are available online, at any school, or from the Office of School Choice (Online applications provide more options for tracking and staying up to date).
- Make sure to sign and submit your applications.
- For elementary and middle school Magnet programs, only Vanguard applications may require documentation. All Program Choice Transfer applications will require documentation.
- Please be on the lookout for emails or phone calls related to your application.
HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR MORE INFORMATION
- Houston Independent School District: www.HoustonISD.org
- HISD Find a School: https://www.houstonisd.org/findaschool