• A Foreign Language Magnet

    The foreign languages and cultures program at Kolter is based upon the structure of the Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) program. The program begins in Kindergarten where students have the opportunity to explore each of the three languages offered at Kolter: Chinese, French, and Spanish for 6-week periods of time. Kindergartners take languages two days a week for 50 minutes. At the end of Kindergarten, parents complete a language preference form where they rank all three languages. Upon entering 1st grade, students have the opportunity to take a primary language of focus, although students are continually educated about all cultures through links within the core academic curriculum. Students in 1st-5th grade take foreign language classes two days a week for 50 minutes.                                                                                                                   

    From Kindergarten through 5th grade, language mastery and cultural awareness is developed through an integrated, experiential learning approach where great emphasis is placed on listening skills, speaking skills, and cultural context. Students spend 50 minutes two times a week participating in language and cultural development activities. They learn about culturally relevant art history, traditions, cuisine, and the replication of techniques used by famous Chinese, French, and Spanish artists and craftsmen. 

    Kolter Eligibility Requirements

    • Kolter does not have any specific eligibility requirements. Students do NOT need to complete language testing in order to be eligible for our Magnet program. Please ensure you submit an application online, within the timeframe listed above, to apply. 

    Application Steps and Dates 

    • Please view Kolter's Magnet application steps and dates HERE on Kolter's "Magnet Application Online" tab. 


    • If your child is accepted to Kolter via the HISD School Choice Magnet lottery...
      • Accept your child's seat online on the HISD School Choice website. If your child is accepted on March 26th, you will have 10 days to accept your child's spot. If your child is accepted after March 26th, then you will have 5 calendar days to accept your child's spot. 
      • Sign the online Entrance Agreement and upload proof of residence from the last 30 days. The proof of residence can be a water, gas, or electric bill or a fully executed lease agreement. 
      • Once you have accepted your child's seat online, signed the entrance agreement, and uploaded a proof of residence, you can register in person at Kolter Elementary.  

        Please complete the appropriate enrollment packet linked below:

        Pre-K and Kindergarten Enrollment Packet: 

        Pre-K and Kindergarten Kolter ES Enrollment Forms 24-25

        1st-5th Grade Enrollment Packet:

        1st-5th Grade Kolter ES Enrollment Form 24-25


        The packet consists of the following items: 

        • Enrollment Information sheet
        • Home Language Survey
        • Language Preference Form (Only for grades 1-5)
        • Health Inventory Sheet
        • Food/ Allergy Information Sheet
        • Travel History Questionnaire
        • Special Populations Survey

        In addition to these forms, you will need to bring the following items: 

      • Bring the enrollment packet along with the appropriate documents (birth certificate, immunizations, grades, proof of residency in the Houston ISD school district and social security card) to Kolter between 8:30AM-1PM. 

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