Magnet Seat Acceptance Process (Out of Zone)

    Dear Parents,


    Thank you for applying to Heights High School.  You have made a wonderful choice! By now, you should have received a letter in the mail, as well as an email, letting you know the program for which you were offered a seat.  After accepting your seat online, please come by Heights High School during school hours (Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm) to confirm your seat. Mr. Corona will also be available Saturdays 8:30am-12:30pm.  You must bring the documentation below NO LATER THAN February 13th 2020.


    In order to finalize your enrollment and secure your seat

    Please bring the following paperwork:

    If coming from an HISD school

    • Proof of address (Gas, light or water bill)
    • Parent/Guardian ID
    • Last report card


    If coming from outside HISD
    • Proof of address (Gas, light or water bill)
    • Parent/Guardian ID
    • Last report card
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Cards
    • Shot Records


    You will need to show us the original documents on that day, but if you also bring copies it will expedite the process. 


    For Magnet, you will see Mr. Corona in A220.

    For IB you will see Ms. Bagos in the office of Advanced Academics.

    For the CTE Health Science, CTE Transportation, CTE Business, and CTE Engineering you will see Ms. Gruetzner in the Registrar’s office.


    Magnet Course Selections

    Incoming Magnet students will have the opportunity to select their courses for the 2020-2021 school year:



    Students will have an opportunity to visit with students from various clubs and organizations, see performances from various groups, purchase spirit shirts and register for school-issued laptops. 


    Magnet Course Sequences by Track

    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.



    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


    Video Production: Anthony Day, aday@houstonisd.org & Michael Shea, mshea@houstonisd.org  

    Digital Media and Web Design: Fatemeh Golchin fgolchin@houstonisd.org, Luis Pruneda Luis.Pruneda@houstonisd.org & Linsey Weston, Linsey.Weston@houstonisd.org

    Applying to the Magnet Program

    We are unable to accept more magnet applicants for the 2020-2021 school year.

    All interested students should complete the online application at HISD School Choice. 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.

     Qualifying for the Magnet Program

    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 eighth-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 Mr. Israel Corona at (713) 865-4400 or ICORONA@houstonisd.org.


    For more information about HISD Magnet programs, please visit the HISD Magnet Homepage or call 713-556-6947.