Special Updates & Events

  • 🚶 IN PERSON TOURS - ONGOING

    Looking for an in person tour to really get an idea of the "energy" Energy has? Reach out to our magnet coordinator at Jillian.Estrella@houstonisd.org with some potential days/times that might work for you!

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  • 🎃 8th GRADE HALLOWEEN RECRUITING FAIR  

    Join us for a campus tour, school information session, costume contest, halloween build challenge and more! 

    • October 27th, 5:00pm - 8th Grade Halloween Recruiting Fair
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  • 👩‍🏫 IN PERSON EXHIBITION NIGHTS

    Want to see the campus, speak to students, or see the "Energy" our campus has? Come see us! Our Exhibition Nights are a huge part of our culture. Open to the public, these events showcase student projects, products, and really allow you to get a glimpse of what Project Based Learning is all about!

    • November 2nd, 5:00pm - Exhibition Night, Part 1
    • November 4th, 5:00pm - Exhibition Night, Part 2
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  • 💻 THURSDAY VIRTUAL TOURS1:00 - 2:00 PM

    Each week now until November 11th you can join us to virtually see the campus, learn about our program as a STEM, Magnet, and Project Based Learning school, or to simply ask questions!

    Link to Join: www.tinyurl.com/EIHS-Thursdays

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2022 - 2023 Application Process

  •  General Information:   

    Energy Institute accepts 225 incoming freshmen each year as well as a handful of sophomore and junior students on a case-by-case basis. Students who are interested in attending Energy must follow the Houston ISD Magnet application process and should be aware of the deadlines. Applications can be submitted online through www.hisdchoice.com where you can apply to a total of 5 Magnet programs. Please note that ranking is important and does play a role in selection for Phase 1 with the lottery.
     

    Applications for the 2022 - 2023 academic school year, will open in September. In order to qualify for Energy Institute, Phase One students must have a matrix score of at least a 75. Due to complications with the pandemic, there will be two separate matrix scores calculated this year and the better score will be used for qualifications.

     

    Matrix Score Calculations:

    • Due to the pandemic, there is a lack of student performance data and therefore this year matrix scores will be calculated in two separate ways. The higher of the two scores is the one that will be utilized for the selection process. 
      • Method 1: STAAR Matrix Formula
        • (60%) - Core Subject Grades Averaged
        • (40%) - 2020-2021 STAAR Scores
      • Method 2: Weighted Matrix Formula
        • (100%) - 2020-2021 End of Year Grades Averaged: English, Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies

     

    Application Phases

    *Note - Phase 1 & 2 indicates returning HISD students and those that live within HISD boundaries can apply. Blue indicates students outside of HISD boundaries can apply.​

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         Phase 1 (September 10, 2021 – November 11, 2021)

    • All applications for students who live inside the HISD boundaries or for the children of active HISD employees who live outside the boundaries will be considered.
    • Any applications for students who live outside the HISD boundaries will not be considered until Phase 3, even if the application was submitted during Phase 1.
    • Any eligible student who meets the qualifications for the program to which they are applying will be entered in a lottery if there are more applicants than available seats. The date of the application does not influence their chances as long as it is within the window (November 11th deadline).

              Note: All qualified applications submitted during Phase 1 will be entered in the lottery; please note that ranking schools by choice is important. Energy Institute requires a matrix score of a 75 in order to qualify.

         Phase 2 (November 12, 2021 – March 10, 2022)

    • All applications for students who live inside the HISD boundaries or for the children of active HISD employees who live outside the boundaries will be considered.
    • Any applications for students who live outside the HISD boundaries will not be considered until Phase 3, even if the application was submitted during Phase 2.
    • After all applications in Phase 1 have been processed, eligible students who meet the qualifications for the program to which they are applying, will be considered in the order in which their application was submitted.

              Note: All qualified applications submitted during Phase 2 will only be offered seats based upon availability in order of application submission. After Phase 2 we move to Phase 3 which no longer allows for current HISD students to apply for remaining seats - March 10th is a hard deadline for HISD students.

         Phase 3 (March 11, 2021 – Ongoing)

              Applicants: During this time, only in-district applicants that are new to HISD and out-of-district applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis if space is available.  

              Note: All qualified applications submitted during Phase 2 will only be offered seats based upon availability in a "first come, first serve" manner. Phase 3 continues through the summer until school begins. Energy Institute requires a matrix score of a 75 in order to qualify.

     

    Saturday School Choice Open Fairs

    Note: this will be 100% virtual for the 2021 - 2022 application cycle

    The Fall Saturday Fairs showcase all magnet programs in one place for parents to learn and make selections. Two additional fairs are held in the Spring for programs with space available. In addition to the coordinators and their respective programs, a general presentation detailing the magnet application process as well as an open lab to assist parents will be available. During these events, you will be able to meet with the Magnet Coordinator, Jillian Estrella, to discuss school choice options, the magnet application process and admissions, the dates and deadlines, information about Energy Institute, and to discuss if our campus is a "best-fit" school for your family as your child prepares to enter high school.

         Fair #1 (September 18, 2020  ||  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

              Time Period: This event is during the Phase 1 window.

              Note: This showcase takes place virtually on Microsoft Teams. JOIN THE MICROSOFT TEAMS CALL HERE!

         Fair #2 (October 2, 2020  ||  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

              Time Period: This event is during the Phase 1 window.

              Note: This showcase takes place virtually on Microsoft Teams. JOIN THE MICROSOFT TEAMS CALL HERE!

         Fair #3 (October 16, 2020  ||  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

              Time Period: This event is during the Phase 1 window.

              Note: This showcase takes place virtually on Microsoft Teams. JOIN THE MICROSOFT TEAMS CALL HERE!

         Fair #4 (October 30, 2020 ||  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

              Time Period: This event is during the Phase 1 window.

              Note: This showcase takes place virtually on Microsoft Teams. JOIN THE MICROSOFT TEAMS CALL HERE!

         Fair #5 (February 12, 2021  ||  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

              Time Period: This event is during the Phase 2 window.

              Note: This showcase takes place virtually on Microsoft Teams. JOIN THE MICROSOFT TEAMS CALL HERE!

         Fair #6 (February 26, 2021  ||  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

              Time Period: This event is during the Phase 2 window.

              Note: This showcase takes place virtually on Microsoft Teams. JOIN THE MICROSOFT TEAMS CALL HERE! 

     
     

    Thursday Virtual Tours

    Note: this will be 100% virtual for the 2022 - 2023 application cycle

    Join us for a virtual tour of Energy each Thursday at 1:00pm from September 23rd - November 11th! Use the link below when it goes live each week:

     

    Additional Important Dates

    Note: please be aware of all deadlines

         Phase 1 Ends (November 11, 2021)

              Note: The final date to change priority order of applications for choice ranking is November 6th and will then be "locked in".

         Phase 1 Lottery Results Released (January 27, 2022)

            Note: Parents are notified of the Phase 1 lottery results by midnight.

         Phase 1 Lottery Acceptance Deadline (February 11, 2022)

            Note: The deadline for families to accept any programs offered on January 27th and make arrangements to provide required documentation to keep the offer must be submitted.

         Last Day for Current HISD Students to Apply for Magnet Transfer (March 10, 2022)

            Note: After March 10th, any new application submissions for any students currently in HISD schools are rejected. If you are interested in applying for a transfer next year to your non-zoned school, make sure you note the hard deadlines.

         Phase 2 & 3 Acceptance Deadline (3 Days After Offer)

            Note: Families have 3 days to respond to offers made after January 28th (i.e. in Phase 2 and 3) and make arrangements to provide required documentation in order to keep the offered seat.