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    Frequently Asked Questions

    When do you start taking applications?

    September 19, 2020


    Can I fax or email in my application?

    No. Applications are done through an online program, ChooseHISD.


    Can I submit an incomplete application?

    No. Please submit a fully-completed application.


    Which application do I complete?

    You need to apply to the HISD magnet application and choose the Ross Shaw Sterling Aviation Early College High school program. Please refer to the ranking section on the left side of the admission tab to understand how to rank your schools.


    Do you accept students at all grade levels?

    Yes. Also, if there are more applications than spaces, a lottery will be held to determine which applicants are accepted into the school.


    What if my application is late?

    Applications for Phase I must be submitted or postmarked no later than November 6, 2020. The application will be considered during Phase 2 or 3.


    Do you consider anything else?

    No. For equity purposes we cannot consider letters, resumes, awards, projects, photos, or anything not listed on the application.


    Do you require a teacher recommendation?

    No. This recommendation is primarily for GT Magnet campuses. 


    Where can I get an application?

    Applications are available from September 19, 2020 and can be accessed on the HISD Office of School Choice website or through the SAECHS website under quick link.


    How many students will be selected for your program?

    It varies from year to year.


    What if my student is not selected due to the lottery system?

    Any student that is qualified but not guaranteed a spot at Sterling will be placed on a wait list and contacted if any spots become available.


    Do you give tours any other time of the year besides Magnet Thursdays?

    No. Tours are not available at any other time of the school year. Quality instruction without interruption is paramount at Ross Shaw Sterling Aviation Early College High School. We encourage you to take advantage of seeing the campus during VIRTUAL Magnet Thursdays. We do NOT have student shadowing.


    What happens during a VIRTUAL tour?

    During the virtual tours, scholars and parents will be able to virtually tour the facility and ask questions about the program.


    Didn't see your question here? Please visit ChooseHISD for more frequently asked questions.