• How to apply 
    • Create an account and complete your online application in the Smart Choice 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 Olivia Holub, Ortiz MS Magnet Coordinator, at Olivia.Holub@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 on Wednesday, December 14th!

    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: 

    Dec. 14th - Feb. 2nd

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

    The HISD Choice system will shut down on February 2, 2023, and will not be brought back online until April 5, 2023.  During this time no applications can be submitted.

    K-12 Documentation Deadline:

    February 23, 2023

    Phase 1 Lottery Notifications

    April 5, 2023

    Phase 2:

    April 5th - June 15th

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

    K-12 Waitlist Retires

    August 11, 2023

    For more information, please contact: