2021 - 2022 Application Process

  • General Information:

     
    Energy Institute accepts 225 incoming freshmen each year as well as a handful of sophomore and junior students. 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. 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 2020 - 2021 school year, will be accepted starting in just a few weeks. In order to qualify for Energy Institute Phase One students must have a matrix score of at least a 75. For the 2020 - 2021 academic school year the matrix score will be calculated based upon last year's grades (60%) as well as your child's 6th grade STAAR scores for Math and Reading (40%). This is due to the cancellation of 7th grade Math and Reading STAAR scores for 8th grade students applying to High School Magnet programs.

     

    Application Phases

         Phase 1 (September 19, 2020 – November 6, 2020)

              ApplicantsAlthough anyone may apply during this phase, applications are treated differently for different groups.

    • 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.
    • 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 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.

              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 7, 2020 – February 26, 2021)

              ApplicantsAlthough anyone may apply during this phase, applications are treated differently for different groups.

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 (online or on paper).

              Note: All qualified applications submitted during Phase 2 will only be offered seats based upon availability in a "first come, first serve" manner. After February 26th we move to Phase 3 which no longer allows for current HISD students to apply for remaining seats. Energy Institute requires a matrix score of a 75 in order to qualify.

         Phase 3 (February 27, 2021 – Ongoing)

              Applicants: Like Phase 2, but during this time only in-district applicants 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.

     

    School Choice Open Fairs

    Note: this will be 100% virtual for 2020 - 2021

    The four Fall Saturday Fairs showcase all magnet programs in one place for parents to learn and make selections. An additional fair is 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.

         **Join Link**https://tinyurl.com/EnergyMagnetSaturdays - Use this link to join the Microsoft Teams live meeting for each Saturday session at 9:00 AM with our Magnet Coordinator, Jillian Estrella!

         Fair #1 (September 19, 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. A link will be available as the event nears. 

         Fair #2 (October 3, 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. A link will be available as the event nears. 

         Fair #3 (October 17, 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. A link will be available as the event nears. 

         Fair #4 (October 31, 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. A link will be available as the event nears. 

         Fair #5 (February 13, 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. A link will be available as the event nears. 

     
     

    Virtual Magnet Thursdays

    Note: this will be 100% virtual for 2020 - 2021

         Virtual Tours (September 24, 2020 - November 5, 2020  ||  Every Thursday at 1:00 PM)

         **Join Link**https://tinyurl.com/EnergyMagnetTours - Use this link to join the Microsoft Teams live meeting each Thursday at 1:00 PM with our Magnet Coordinator, Jillian Estrella!

              General Information: These tours are virtual and located on Microsoft Teams. Tours are intended to help parents learn more about Magnet programs to make more informed decisions. Join our Magnet Coordinator, Jillian Estrella, as she gives you the overview of what it is like to "Tour Energy!". This live event begins at 1:00p each Thursday!

              Note: For questions please email Jillian.Estrella@houstonisd.org

     
     

    Additional Important Dates

    Note: please be aware of all deadlines

         Phase 1 Ends (November 6, 2020)

              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 28, 2021)

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

         Phase 1 Lottery Acceptance Deadline (February 11, 2021)

            Note: The deadline for families to accept any programs offered on January 28th and make arrangements to provide required documentation to keep the offer must be submitted.

         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.