How to Apply


    Application process period for 2019-2020 admissions is now closed!  The deadline to apply was December 7, 2018 for Phase 1. 

    Status notifications are now live.  Please check the dashboard and your emails for any pending messages from us. 

    Missing documents should have been submitted by January 23rd or the application was deemed ineligible for processing.  

    Due to the volume of applications received during Phase 1, we will NOT be accepting applications for Phase 2 or 3.  Thank you for your interest in Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions. 

    Applications can be submitted both online and on paper. You can apply to a total of five (5) Magnet Programs, including Vanguard.  Applications will be accepted starting September 28, 2018 and must be submitted no later than December 7, 2018 for guaranteed consideration in the first round of applicants. Applications received after December 7, 2018 will be processed only on a space-available basis.
    DeBakey High School falls under the "Separate and Unique School" (SUS) guidelines, and, as such, we are required to only admit students who live within HISD boundaries. We regularly conduct investigations to ensure that our applicants, as well as our current students, are in compliance with the SUS residency guidelines.

    For more information regarding the magnet application process, please visit the
    Online application will open on September 28, 2018. 
    Click here to submit an online application --> Apply online                          

    Printable Applications:  English and Spanish Paper Applications

    Magnet Matrix Calculator:  Click here to calculate your child's matrix score
    Course Sequence :  2018-2019 Course Sequence