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The Houston Independent School District offers a robust portfolio of schools that allows families to choose the school that best meets their child’s academic needs and interests. The magnet programs within the district include:
College and Career Readiness Language Programs Fine Arts Montessori International S.T.E.M. & S.T.E.A.M. International Baccalaureate Single Gender College Preparatory Language Immersion School Vanguard
Application Times for 2019-2020 Applications
- Phase 1 (September 28, 2018 - December 07, 2018)
- Phase 2 (December 08, 2018 - May 31, 2019)
- Phase 3 (June 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019)
- Dates: October ( 4, 11, 18, 25), November (1, 8, 15, 29*), and December 6*
- All Magnet Campuses will offer tours to interested parents.
- These tours are intended to help parents learn more about Magnet programs to make more informed decisions.
- Elementary tours are not intended for students as this will lead to unexcused absences for them.
- Elementary & K-8: 9:00 a.m. & except the last Thursday of the month which will have tours at both 9:00 a.m. and 1:00p.m. (October 25 & Nov 29)
- Secondary Programs: 1:00 p.m.
*(All Schools will offer 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. tours)
Changes to magnet app processing
To shorten the time parents and students have to wait to find out where a student has been accepted for the following year, we have changed the way we will be processing applications to Magnet programs.
School Choice Fairs
Office of School Choice4400 West 18th St., Level 1SEHouston, TX 77092Telephone: 713-556-6947Fax: 713-556-6784
Office of School Choice
Magnet School Listings
High School Magnet Choices
College & Careers Readiness Programs College Preparatory Early College High School Fine Arts and/or Performing and Visual Arts Futures Academy STEM Vanguard (Gifted and Talented) World Languages International Studies Technology
MULTI-GRADE LEVEL SCHOOL MAGNET CHOICES
Multi-Grade Level School Magnet Choices
- Sharpstown International School 6-12
- T H Rogers School
- Wharton K-8 Dual Language
- Wilson Montessori
- Young Women's College Prep
Middle School Magnet Choices
College Preparatory Fine Arts and/or Performing and Visual Arts International Baccalaureate International Studies Schools Languages Montessori STEM Vanguard (Gifted and Talented)
Elementary School Magnet Choices
Fine Arts and/or Performing and Visual Arts STEM International Baccalaureate Literature Languages Montessori Physical Development Vanguard (Gifted and Talented)