• Magnet Program Dates and Deadlines



    On the following Thursdays, you are welcome to virtually tour any HISD Magnet schools. Elementary and K-8 schools will host tours at 9:00 a.m., secondary schools at 1:00 p.m.  Lanier MS is a secondary school.  Links to our virtual tours can be found on the Lanier Middle School website, on our home page.

    September: 24

    October: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    November: 5



    Sept 19: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Virtual Event

    Oct. 3: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Virtual Event

    Oct. 17: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Virtual Event

    Oct. 31: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Virtual Event

    Feb. 13: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Virtual Event*

    * Space Available Schools


    K-12 PHASES

    Phase 1 (Sept. 19 - Nov. 6, 2020)- Qualified in-district applications received during this phase will be entered into lotteries or be offered auditions.

    Phase 2 (Nov. 7, 2020 – Feb. 26, 2021)- Qualified in-district applications received during this phase will be offered auditions or seats on a space available basis.

    Phase 3 (February 27, 2021 – onward)- In-district applicants new to HISD and out-of-district applications will be considered on a space available basis


    Notification of Acceptance

    Phase 1- By midnight on January 28, 2021, notification of acceptance for Phase 1 K- 12 applicants. Status will be viewable online, and letters will be sent to all parents via USPS mail.


    Acceptance Deadlines 

    If your student is offered a seat in a program on January 28th, you have until February 11th to provide proof of residence and sign an entrance agreement.  Students offered a seat after February 11, 2020, will have three business days to accept the seat and submit required documentation.


    K-12 Waitlists will retire on March 25, 2021 and no further movement on the lottery list will occur.


    For additional information, call the HISD Office of School Choice at 713-556-6947 or visit the HISD School of Choice website at https://www.houstonisd.org/magnet