Apply to Our Magnet Program

  • Magnet schools at the elementary, middle and high school level allow students to explore areas of interest like STEM, fine arts, foreign languages, etc. The themes are paired with a traditional curriculum.

    Through the magnet application process, which is available online, a student can apply to attend certain schools regardless of whether they fall within their designated school zone. At magnet schools where there are more applicants than spots, the district uses a random lottery system to ensure equity.


    Click here to know the steps to apply for School Choice Parent

    Click here to apply  Applicantion for the School Year for 2024-2025

    Click here to more information about Application Process.

    Click here to Magnet Quick Guide in English or Spanish.

    Click here to view School Overview Handbook (English)

    Click here to view School Choice Overview Handbook (Espanol)

Requirement for SECHS

  • South Early College High School is an internal charter school of the Houston Independent School District. South Early College HS is a small, safe, academically focused high school where the student-centered focus is on preparation for college success and positive community engagement. South Early College HS is generously supported through collaboration between Houston ISD, Houston Community College, and other local community service organizations. 

    Enrollment is limited to incoming 9th and 10th grade students within HISD who complete the district's application process and are accepted into the school. All students entering 9th grade must apply through the Magnet application process.


    How to apply to South Early College High School:

    Click here


    Thank you for your interest in SECHS!!!!

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  • Applications for 2024-2025 

    Phase I: January 18, 2024 - February 23, 2024

    Phase 2: March 26, 2024 - (To be determined)

    Lottery Notifications: March 26, 2024

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    • January 18, 2024 - Application Period Opens
    • February 23, 2024 - Deadline for Phase 1 Applications
    • November through February 2nd - Tours every Thursday at 1pm
    • March 26, 2024- Lottery Notifications come out
    • April 09, 2023 - Deadline for Parent Response to accept seat offered
    • May 04, 2024 - Magnet Signing Day 
    • TBD - Summer Bridge
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