Parental Choice in Education
The Houston Independent School District is proud to provide parents with a wide variety of choices in public education through its Magnet programs. In Magnet schools, students develop their special talents while enhancing their learning capacities. As you explore the Magnet program offerings, keep in mind that academics are always the primary focus on all HISD campuses. For more information regarding individual Magnet programs, click HERE.
HISD uses an on-line application system. Parents will have the option of using the on-line application system or paper applications when applying for the 2023-2024 school year. All applications will be available in December 2022. More information will be coming out soon!
You may apply to up to five Magnet schools for the 2023-2024 school year. 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 the 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. If you are entering kindergarten, you will be able to sign up for GT evaluation in the Vanguard Magnet application. Travis Elementary accepts applications for the Vanguard Magnet for Entering Kindergarten ONLY.
Magnet Program Dates and Deadlines
Magnet Events and Timelines
September 18, 2021
October 2, 2021
October 16, 2021
Octover 30, 2021
Virtual School Choice Fairs
from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
(More information to come)
Dates Magnet Application Timeline
September 17, 2021
Phase 1 opens; applications may be submitted online or submit a paper application to the Office of School Choice located at Hattie Mae White November 11, 2021 Phase 1 closes; last date to change application ranks January 28, 2022 Notifications of application status available