High School Magnet Programs

  • High School

    Northside High School students participate in the Cooking for Change challenge at Rice University.

  • When it comes to your child's education, you have a lot of choices.
     
    The Houston Independent School District prides itself on its many and varied school choice options for students. HISD also remains committed to providing equity in access to high-quality educational programs and instruction. School Choice options include neighborhood schools, Magnet programs, and charter schools. We invite you to take a closer look at HISD. You will see that Houston's public school system offers students a world of great opportunities that will prepare them for success-in  college, in careers, and in life.
  • College & Careers Readiness Programs

    Students participating in a Career Magnet program study one of many career-based themes which prepare them for college study in the same major or certification area. 
  • Early College High School

    Early College High School’s provide students the opportunity to receive a high school diploma and an Associate degree or up to two years of college credit. Students take a mixture of high school and college classes in order to obtain their high school diploma and Associate's degree.  
  • Futures Academy 

    Students at eight HISD campuses have the opportunities to earn an associate’s degree and receive career training in high‐demand technical fields through the FUTURES Academy program. 

  • STEM

     Students have the opportunity for in-depth, process-oriented studies of STEM disciplines in conjunction with a strong academic program. These studies develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills through relevant and meaningful STEM explorations. Student centered learning emphasizes “hands-on” activities with real world applications.
  • World Languages 

    Study Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Arabic, Latin, Russian, Hindi, Spanish, and world cultures. Varied activities and a diverse, college-bound peer group make learning a language interesting and relevant in today’s global culture. Testing is required. Please contact the school for information. Applications accepted at the ninth-grade level only.

     
  • College Preparatory

    College Prep Academies focus on Advanced Placement and dual credit college classes to help students prepare for college and earn college credit in a wide variety of subjects. 

  • Fine Arts and/or Performing and Visual Arts

    HISD’s Magnet programs in the fine arts build on academics to give students opportunities for creative expression. Young artists work together to produce high-quality performances, publications, and exhibitions that reflect their understanding of the arts, develop their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and enhance their self-esteem. 
  • International Studies

    Students learn about varied cultures, learn to speak different languages, and learn to use technologies important in our global society. Students learn the communication skills necessary to succeed in our rapidly-changing world.
  • Technology

    Technology magnets offer a wide variety of specialized courses involving technology. From computer technology to bio-med technology, these programs prepare students for college and the work force in one of the fastest growing fields today.

  • Vanguard (Gifted and Talented)

    HISD’s Vanguard magnet programs serve students who have been identified as gifted and/or talented in intellectual ability or creativity. Vanguard curricula are both accelerated and enriched, and are continually rigorous throughout a student’s academic life. At Carnegie Vanguard, the district’s only Vanguard high school, students must take pre-AP and AP courses in all four core areas plus a foreign language each year.
  • Below are the list of Magnet schools in Alphabetical order. 

     * Barbara Jordan remains a career magnet but is becoming a “career hub." Click here for more information. 

     

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Austin High School
Magnet Program: Teaching Professions & Maritime AcademySPACE AVAILABLE FOR PHASE 3
Additional Programs: ROTC, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Palak "Pri" Desai | Email: PDESAI@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-924-1600 | 713-923-3157 (fax)

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Bellaire High School
Magnet Program: World Languages
Additional Programs: ROTC, International Baccalaureate, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Lam Ngo | Email: lngo@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-295-3704 | 713-295-3763 (fax)

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Carnegie Vanguard High School
Magnet Program: Vanguard
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Lamia Moumni | Email: lmoumni@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-732-3690 | 713-732-3694 (fax)

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Challenge Early College High School
Magnet Program: Early College
Additional Programs: N/A 
Magnet Coordinator: Manuel Deleon | Email: manuel.deleon@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-664-9712 | 713-664-9780 (fax)

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Chavez High School
Magnet Program: Applied Science and Engineering
Additional Programs: Linked Learning, ROTC, International Baccalaureate, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Juan Gallardo | Email: jgallar1@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-495-6950 | 713-495-6988 (fax)

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Northside High School
Magnet Program: Media Magnet for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management
Additional Programs: ROTCE, MERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Laura Goeddeke | Email: LGOEDDEK@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-226-4900 | 713-226-4999 (fax)

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DeBakey High School
Magnet Program: Health Professions
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Jarrod Thornhill | Email: jthornhi@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-741-2410 | 713-746-5211 (fax)

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East Early College High School
Magnet Program: Early College
Additional Programs: N/A 
Magnet Coordinator: Laquisha Wilson | Email: lwilso10@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-847-4809 | 713-847-4813 (fax)

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Energy Institute High School
Magnet Program: STEM/Energy Professions
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Jenna Moon | Email: jmoon2@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-802-4620 | 713-556-9840 (fax)

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Furr High School
Magnet Program: STEM/The Green Institute & Petroleum Engineering Technology
Additional Programs: Linked Learning, ROTC, Futures Academy, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: David de Hoyos Salazar | Email: ddehoyos@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-675-1118 | 713-671-3612 (fax)

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Heights High School
Magnet Program: Computer Technology
Additional Programs: Dual Languages, Linked Learning, ROTC, International Baccalaureate, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Byronica Pickney | Email: BPICKNEY@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-865-4400 | 713-802-4749 (fax)

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Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Magnet Program: Creative Writing, Dance, Instrumental Music (Band, Classical Piano, Jazz, Mariachi, Orchestra), Theatre, Visual Arts, Vocal Music
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Jonathan Klein | Email: jklein1@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-942-1960 | 713-942-1968 (fax)

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Houston Academy for International Studies
Magnet Program: Early College
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Victoria Williams | Email: Victoria.Williams@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-942-1430 | 713-942-1433 (fax)

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Jones Futures Academy
Magnet Program: Allied Health and Construction Technology
Additional Programs: Futures Academy, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Vickie Johnson | Email: vjohns18@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-733-1111 | 713-732-3450 (fax)

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Kashmere High School
Magnet Program: STEM/The Chemical and Process Technology Institute (SWP), Digital Communication – Graphic Design (SWAS), & Performing and Visual Arts (SWAS)
Additional Programs: ROTC, Futures Academy, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Sharon Harris-Sims | Email: sharriss@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-636-6400 | 713-636-6433 (fax)

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Lamar High School
Magnet Program: Business Administration
Additional Programs: ROTC, International Baccalaureate, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Casey Titus | Email: ctitus@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-522-5960 | 713-535-3769 (fax)

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Law Enf. And Criminal Justice
Magnet Program: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Additional Programs: ROTCE, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: James Estrella | Email: jestrel1@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-867-5100 | 713-802-4600 (fax)

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Long Academy
Magnet Program: Pharmacy Technology
Additional Programs: Futures Academy, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Roderick Steward | Email: RSTEWARD@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-778-3380 | 713-778-3387 (fax)

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Mickey Leland College Prep Academy for Young Men
Magnet Program: College Preparatory
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Jason Prince | Email: JPRINCE@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-226-2668 | 713-226-4923 (fax)

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Milby High School
Magnet Program: STEM
Additional Programs: Linked Learning, ROTCE, MERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Claudia Cardenas | Email: ccarden2@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-928-7401 | 713-928-7474 (fax)

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North Early College High School
Magnet Program: Early College
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Matthew Weaver� | Email: MWEAVER4@houstonisd.org�
Phone: 713-696-6168 | 713-696-6172 (fax)

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Scarborough High School
Magnet Program: Network and Computer Systems Administration
Additional Programs: ROTC, Futures Academy, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Nadine Ghosn | Email: NGHOSN@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-613-2200 | 713-613-2205 (fax)

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Sharpstown International School 6-12
Magnet Program: International Studies
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Tina Schwettmann | Email: tina.schwettmann@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-778-3440 | 713-778-3444 (fax)

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South Early College High School
Magnet Program: STEM/Advanced Technology Institute
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Jeffrey Stear | Email: jstear@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-732-3623 | 713-732-3425 (fax)

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Sterling High School
Magnet Program: Aviation Sciences & Business Logistics & Global Supply
Additional Programs: Linked Learning, ROTC, Futures Academy, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Muriel Jones | Email: mjones15@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-991-0510 | 713-991-8111 (fax)

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Waltrip High School
Magnet Program: Research and Technology
Additional Programs: ROTC 
Magnet Coordinator: Jeff Turner | Email: jturner2@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-688-1361 | 713-957-7743 (fax)

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Washington High School
Magnet Program: Engineering Professions & Engineering Sciences
Additional Programs: ROTC, Futures Academy, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Sonya White� | Email: swhite@houstonisd.org�
Phone: 713-696-6600 | 713-696-6657 (fax)

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Westbury High School
Magnet Program: Performing and Visual Arts
Additional Programs: ROTC, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Natalie Fischer | Email: nfischer@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-723-6015 | 713-726-2165 (fax)

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Westside High School
Magnet Program: Integrated Technology & Health Sciences
Additional Programs: Linked Learning, ROTC, Futures Academy 
Magnet Coordinator: Elizabeth Miller | Email: emiller4@houstonisd.org
Phone: 281-920-8000 | 281-920-8059 (fax)

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Yates High School
Magnet Program: Communications & Maritime Academy
Additional Programs: ROTCE, MERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Theodore Irving | Email: yatesmagnet@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-748-5400 | 713-746-8206 (fax)

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Young Women's College Prep Academy 6-12
Magnet Program: College Preparatory
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Keisha Robinson | Email: krobins8@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-942-1441 | 713-942-1448 (fax)