Updated 10/02/18
    We are unable to accept more magnet applicants for the 17-18  school year.  Please click this link to find out information about Space Available transfers.  Space Available transfer applications must be submitted with student's final report card and STAAR scores from this year.  
    Role Name Email Address Ext.
    Magnet Principal Ms. Byronica Pickney


    Magnet Coordinator Mr. Ernesto Uribe euribe1@houstonisd.org 021250
    Magnet Counselor Mr. Hossain Mazharian hmazhari@houstonisd.org  012152
    Magnet Office Manager Ms. SanJuana Simone ssimone3@houstonisd.org  012150
    Students in the Magnet Academy for Technology will study Video Production OR Digital Media & Web Design in addition to taking at least two advanced classes per semester.

    Magnet Course Sequences By Track






    Year 1

    Year 2

    Year 3

    Year 4

    Audio/Video Production

    Principles of Audio/Video Production

    Audio/Video Production 1

    Audio/Video Production 2 with Lab

    Audio/Video Production 2 with Lab

    Digital Media and Web Design

    Principles of Informational Technology

    Digital and Interactive Multimedia

    Web Technologies

    Graphic Design and Illustration 1

    Please contact the teacher listed next to the track in order to obtain more specific information.  


    Video Production- Mr. Michael Shea  mshea@houstonisd.org

    Digital Media and Web DesignMs. Monica Hawthorne  mhawthor@houstonisd.org


    All interested students should complete the online application at http://hisdchoice.com/. The application is available now through December 8th.  Students who have been in HISD for the past two years will not need to submit supplementary documents.  
    Each Thursday from October 4 through December 6, we will offer a magnet tour for interested students and parents. Tours begin in the Teaching Theater at 1:00 p.m. and are followed by a brief question and answer session.  We encourage you to come and visit our campus to see the great things going on at Heights.  Visitor parking is available in the Visitor's Parking Lot located on 13th street.  Please check in in the main office.  

    All HISD Magnet Schools use a district-created rubric to determine an applicant’s score. Ninth-grade students are evaluated based on 7th-grade Reading and Math STAAR or Standford scores (whichever is higher), 7th-grade final report card grades in math, science, English, and social studies as well as the grades earned during the first grading cycle of 8th-grade in math, science, English and social studies.  Students receive a score for each component which is then totaled for a composite score.  Tenth grade students are evaluated based on eight-grade final report card, eighth-grade STAAR scores or Stanford Scores, and the report card from the first six weeks of ninth grade.  If the student has a composite score of 80 or above he or she qualifies for the program and will be placed in the lottery.  If the student has a score below 80, he or she does not qualify, but we would be happy to assist in finding other Magnet programs that might be a better fit for the student.   

    For more information on Heights' Magnet program, please contact Ms. Byronica Pickney at: (713) 865-4400, ext. 021112 or bpickney@houstonisd.org
    For more information about HISD Magnet programs, please visit the HISD Magnet Homepage or call 713-556-6947.