• Vanguard Magnet Program Dates and Deadlines:


    Application Dates

    Application opens- January 18, 2024

    Application closes- February 23, 2024

    Parent Notification Day- March 26, 2024

    Deadline to accept seat offered in Phase I- April 9, 2024

    Parents will be available to apply for schools with space available.  They will also be able to add themselves to a waitlist if a school is full- Starting March 26, 2024

    Please click here for more information: HISD Office of School Choice  

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    Gifted and Talented Testing

    If your student is currently in grades K-12 or will be entering Kindergarten and you are interested in applying to our Vanguard Magnet program, which requires gifted and talented testing for admissions, or if you simply want to request testing for your child, you may do so now!  Please click the links below to complete an online testing request form.  To make sure families have all the information they need before the application and lottery process closes, you MUST request testing for your child no later than December 8, 2023. Parents of second grade students in HISD or students who have previously been identified as gifted and talented do not need to request additional testing.   


    *Please note that any students applying for any Magnet Vanguard school in January 2024 MUST request testing no later than December 8, 2023.


    Link to Request Testing:

    Request GT Testing

  • HISD School Choice Fairs  

    HISD Office of School Choice

     Time: 9 am to 12 pm


    Saturday, October 28, 2023

    Location: Northside HS

    1101 Quitman St., Houston, TX 77009


    Saturday, November 4, 2023

    Location: Westside HS

    (14201 Briar Forest Dr., Houston, TX 77077)


    Saturday, November 11, 2023

    Location: Bellaire HS

    (5100 Maple St., Bellaire, TX 77401)


    Saturday, December 2, 2023

    Location: Milby HS

    (1601 Broadway St., Houston, TX 77012)


  • Windsor Village Magnet Thursdays

    In-person tours at Windsor Village Vanguard Magnet

    (14440 Polo St., Houston, TX 77085)

    Time: 9 am

    October 19, 2023

    October 26, 2023

    November 2, 2023

    November 9, 2023

    November 16, 2023

    November 30, 2023

    December 7, 2023