Important Dates:  Vanguard/Magnet Program Deadlines and Recruitment


    October 2015 - December 2015 - Magnet School Choice Fairs

    November 14th Yates High School 9:00-12:00pm
    December 12th Northwest Mall 10:00-1:00pm 
    • Information sessions for interested parents and students
    • Visit school booths
    • Sessions to be held in each region of the city

    December 9, 2015- Magnet High School Recruitment at Middle Schools

    • Magnet high school coordinators make program presentation at all middle schools
    • High School Recruitment at Hamilton MS will be on campus December 9, 2015 in the cafeteria from 8:45am - 11:30 am

    Devember 12, 2015 - Magnet Program Open House

    • Information session for interested parents and students
    • Visit school booths
    • Northwest Mall (9500 Hempstead Hwy.) Directly across from the Hattie Mae White. All Schools: 10:00am - 1:00 pm


    October 1, 2015- Applications Accepted


    ·         Applications for all Magnet programs accepted online beginning October 1, 2015

    ·    Online Application Centers open in each region of the city 



    October - December - Parent Magnet Awareness Thursday

    • Tours for parents available at each Magnet Program every Thursday at 1:00pm


    December 18, 2015- Application Deadline

    ·      Application for Magnet programs must be entered in online system no later than December 18, 2015 for guaranteed consideration in the first round.  Applications entered after December 18th will be accepted on space-available basis

    March 24, 2016-
    Parent Notification

    ·         Application status information mailed to parents on March 24, 2016

    April 8, 2016-
    Parent Response Deadline

    ·         Parents must notify Magnet school of choice of student “intent to attend” by April 10, 2015

    For additional information, please call the district's magnet department at 713-556-6947 or link to the website: https://www.houstonisd.org/magnet.