• When should my student start to apply?

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    During your student's 8th grade year, to be considered for admittance here for the 9th grade.  Phase I applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be available starting Wednesday, December 14, 2022.  Applications must be submitted by Thursday, February 2, 2023.

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  • How do you apply?

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    More information will be available closer to December 14, 2022.

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  • What is the deadline to apply?

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    Applications for phase I must be submitted no later than Thursday, February 2, 2023, for guaranteed consideration in the first round of applicants.

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  • What if my application is late?

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    Late applications will not be accepted for current HISD students. 

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  • What needs to be submitted with the application?

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    If your child was not in HISD last year, please attach the following documents to your application:

    1. A copy of your child's end of year report card for the 2022-2023 school year, and

    2. A copy of all standardized test results (IOWA/Logramos or Stanfor/Aprenda and STAAR) for 2022-2023 that your child took in a non-HISD school

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  • Incomplete Applications = Unprocessed Applications

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    Failure to provide the necessary documents needed will result in not being able to process your child's application for consideration. 

    It is the parent's/guardian's responsibility that applications are complete by the deadlines established for processing.

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  • Do you accept out of district applicants?

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    Yes! If you are zoned to a non-HISD school, you can apply to any Magnet program in the District during phase II, though transportation is not provided.  

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  • How do I know what school my child is zoned to in HISD?

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    Enter your address at this link: Find a School

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  • What score does my child need on their matrix in order to qualify for the program?

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    Furr is an open-enrollment Magnet program.  Magnet Matrix Calculator

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  • How does ranking applications work?

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    It is very important that you rank the schools you are applying to in the order of preference.

    Once accepted into a program, all of a student’s lesser-ranked applications, including any other acceptances, will be “dropped” or “released”, so that those spots can be offered to other students. For example, if you get accepted into your #1 ranked-choice and applied to 3 programs, the #2 and #3 choice will be dropped.

    Please read the Office of School Choice's explanation of school rankings by clicking here.

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  • I have applied, what happens next?

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    Schedule an audition time for your student using Smart Choice or by contacting our Magnet Coordinator.

    Notifications will be sent out in April 2023, letting you know whether or not your child has been offered a seat.  As we process applications before that date, you might receive an email from us letting you know your child's application is incomplete or missing information. 

    Please check your email for messages from us.  Keep your login information handy for Smart Choice as you can always log in and check the status of the application or for any notes we might have regarding the application.

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  • When are tours available?

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    This year, on-campus tours will be held on Thursdays at 1PM on the following dates:

    November 17, 2022

    December 1, 2022

    December 8, 2022

    December 15, 2022

    January 12, 2023

    January 19, 2023

    January 26, 2023

     

    Let us know you are coming!

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  • Do you have UIL sports at your campus?

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    Yes! Please contact our athletic director, Coach Gray, with questions regarding sports.

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  • My student has qualified and has been offered a seat into your program. What are the next steps?

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    If your child is offered a seat, you must complete the enrollment procedures.

    You will have to submit a signed entrance agreement along with proof of HISD residency. You will be emailed with specific instructions of what needs to be submitted along with all forms that are required. 

    It is imperative that we have the correct contact information so that you receive all communications from us.

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  • What can be submitted as proof of HISD residency?

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    We will only accept the following:

    1. A current (within the last 3 month) electric bill, natural gas bill, water bill, AND

    2. A valid lease agreement (if the resident is renting) or Harris County property tax statement for the homestead

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  • What if the utility bills are in someone else's name? What else would you need?

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    As per Federal and State Compliance, the following documentation is needed:

    • Photo Identification from both the parent and the resident
    • A Statement of Residence form
    • A letter from the resident detailing the names of all individuals residing at the address along with the time period that they will be living at the residence
    • the residents' current electric bill, natural gas bill, water bill, or valid lease agreement (all names must be listed on the lease agreement)
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