• How to apply 
    • Create an account and complete your online application in the Sales Force system.
    • Come to Ortiz and fill out an online application with the assistance of our magnet coordinator and clerk.
    • Schedule an audition time for your students using the online application
    For more information, contact Mrs. Mendoza, Ortiz MS Magnet Coordinator, at mmendo10@houstonisd.org.
  • Deadlines to Apply

    The deadline for current Houston ISD students has passed. We encourage you to apply for the 2023-2024 school year starting in January 2024. Specific dates are coming soon!

    Please apply early to ensure you have a good chance of receiving a space. 

    The HISD Choice is a  new and improved application system to help streamline and improve the application experience. Below are the HISD Choice application window.

    Phase 1: 


    Qualified applications received during this phase will be entered into lotteries or be offered auditions.

    Opens January 18th 2024

    K-12 Documentation Deadline:

    February 23rd 2024

    Phase 1 Lottery Notifications

    March 26 2024

    Phase 2:


    Qualified applications received during this phase will be offered auditions or seats on a space-available basis

    Opens March 26th 2024

    Phase 1 Acceptance Deadline

    April 9, 2024

    Phase 2 Closes


    For more information, please contact: