How to Apply

  • Applying for Jack Yates Magnet
  • Thank you for your interest in the Jack Yates High School Magnet Programs!

    We look forward to welcoming you to the Lion’s Den to become a part of the PRIDE, EXCELLENCE, and TRADITION of Yates High School.


    How To Qualify 

    Students are required to have a Matrix score of 50 in order to qualify for our Magnet Program.

    If you don’t know your matrix score, please refer to the Matrix Calculator at the following link: How to calculate your child's matrix score


    There is no audition necessary for any of our programs.

    Important: If Yates is your ZONED campus, you DO NOT have to apply for Magnet to participate in our School of Communication or Maritime Academy courses.


    How To Apply 

    Please visit the Office of School Choice website for more information about magnet programs.

    If you are ready to apply, please see the Online Application here: HISD Choice

    Watch the video below for step by step instructions to complete the application.

    Online Application Demonstration from HISD Office of School Choice on Vimeo.