Campus Tour Thursdays

    Campus tours are offered each Thursday from October 3 through December 5, 2019, except Thanksgiving and Halloween. Elementary and K-8 schools offer tours at 9:00 am. Secondary schools offer tours at 1:00 pm.  All schools will offer a 9:00 am and 1:00 pm tour on November 21, 2019. The tours are intended to help parents learn more about Magnet programs to make more informed decisions.​


    Heights HS tours begin in the Teaching Theater at 1:00 p.m. and are followed by a brief question and answer session. We encourage you to come and visit our campus to see the great things going on at Heights.  Visitor parking is available in the Visitor's Parking Lot located on 13th street.  Please check-in in the main office. 

    Magnet Seat Acceptance Process

    1. Accept seat online
    2. Submit Proof of Residence to the campus
    3. Sign Magnet Agreement
    4. Do all the above by April 5th. Your Magnet Seat is NOT Confirmed until proof of residence is submitted to the school and the Magnet Agreement form is signed.

    Magnet Course Selections

    Incoming Magnet students will have the opportunity to select their courses for the 2019-2020 school year on April 10th and April 11th (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm). Students will have an opportunity to visit with students from various clubs and organizations, see performances from various groups, purchase spirit shirts and register for school-issued laptops. Out of District and New to HISD students can complete the new student enrollment process from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on April 10th and April 11th.

    Students in the Magnet Academy for Technology will study Video Production OR Digital Media & Web Design in addition to taking at least two advanced classes per semester.

    Magnet Course Sequences by Track


    Year 1

    Year 2

    Year 3

    Year 4

    Audio/Video Production

    Principles of Audio/Video Production

    Audio/Video Production 1

    Audio/Video Production 2 with Lab

    Audio/Video Production 2 with Lab

    Digital Media and Web Design

    Principles of Informational Technology

    Digital and Interactive Multimedia

    Web Technologies

    Graphic Design and Illustration 1


    Video Production: Michael Shea, mshea@houstonisd.org

    Digital Media and Web Design: Monica Hawthorne, mhawthor@houstonisd.org

    Applying to the Magnet Program

    We are unable to accept more magnet applicants for the 19-20 school year.

    All interested students should complete the online application at HISD School Choice. The application is available now through December 8th.  Students who have been in HISD for the past two years will not need to submit supplementary documents.


    Qualifying for the Magnet Program

    All HISD Magnet Schools use a district-created rubric to determine an applicant’s score. Ninth-grade students are evaluated based on 7th-grade Reading and Math STAAR or Standford scores (whichever is higher), 7th-grade final report card grades in math, science, English, and social studies as well as the grades earned during the first grading cycle of 8th-grade in math, science, English and social studies.  Students receive a score for each component which is then totaled for a composite score.  Tenth-grade students are evaluated based on eighth-grade final report card, eighth-grade STAAR scores or Stanford Scores, and the report card from the first six weeks of ninth grade.  If the student has a composite score of 80 or above he or she qualifies for the program and will be placed in the lottery.  If the student has a score below 80, he or she does not qualify, but we would be happy to assist in finding other Magnet programs that might be a better fit for the student.


    For more information on Heights' Magnet program, please contact Mr. Israel Corona at (713) 865-4400 or ICORONA@houstonisd.org.


    For more information about HISD Magnet programs, please visit the HISD Magnet Homepage or call 713-556-6947.