ApplicationsHISD is moving to an on-line application system. Parents will have the option of using the on-line application system or paper applications when applying for the 2017-2018 school year. All applications will be available on September 30, and will be due no later than December 9, 2016, in order to be considered in the first round.
You may apply to up to ten Magnet schools for the 2017-2018 school year, and up to 5 of those selections may be Vanguard Magnet programs. Once you have made your school selections you will have to designate one school as your Primary Choice school. Your Primary Choice school is the school that will manage your paperwork. This is the school where you will turn in all required paperwork. There is no other significance to selecting your Primary School. If you apply to both a Vanguard Magnet program and a regular Magnet program you will be required to select the Vanguard Magnet program as your Primary Choice campus.
Magnet Program Dates and Deadlines
Magnet Events and Timelines
DatesSeptember 17, 2016October 1, 2016October 22, 2016November 5, 2016December 3, 2016
Magnet Open HousesWestbury HS from 9-12Chavez HS from 9-12Heights HS from 9-12Austin HS from 9-12
Sterling HS from 9-12*Visit school booths from every Magnet School
Dates Magnet Application Timeline September 30, 2016 Phase 1 opens; applications may be submitted online or by paper December 9, 2016 Phase 1 closes; last date to change application ranks December 9- May 31, 2016 Phase 2 opens; qualified in-district applications considered on first-come-first-served basis March 23, 2017 Notifications of application status available April 8, 2017 Last day to provide proof of residence and signed entrance agreements for seats offered on March 24th or spaces will no longer be guaranteed.Magnet Thursdays:Tours available to parents every Thursday.9:00 a.m. Tours are recommended for families interested in KindergartenReservations are not required October 6, 2016 Tour at 9:00 a.m. October 13, 2016 Tour at 9:00 a.m. October 20, 2016 Tour at 9:00 a.m.October 27, 2016 Tour at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. November 3, 2016 Tour at 9:00 a.m. November 10, 2016 Tour at 9:00 a.m. November 17, 2016 Tour at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. December 1, 2016 Tour at 9:00 a.m. December 8, 2016 Tour at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.Resource:For information and applications, please call the Magnet Department at 713-556-6947 or access our website, www.houstonisd.org/magnet.