HISD has been an open-choice district for more than 40 years. This means that students are not limited to their neighborhood — or zoned — schools, but may apply to the district’s many magnet programs. These include language-immersion schools, Vanguard/GT schools, STEM programs, Montessori, International Baccalaureate, dual language, fine arts, and more. For a complete list of magnet programs, details on how to apply, and deadlines, please see HISD School Choice.
Wharton DLA Virtual Magnet Thursdays
Virtual Magnet Thursdays at 9am on the following dates:
Phase 1: Sept. 19 - Nov. 6, 2020 Qualified in-district applications received during this phase will be entered into lotteries or be offered auditions.
K-12 Notification Date:
January 28, 2021
Notification Date Offers*
For offers received on January 28, 2021, applicants are provided until February 26, 2021 to respond to the offer and make arrangements to confirm the offered seat.
Phase 2: Nov. 7 - March 12, 2021* Qualified in-district applications received during this phase will be offered auditions or seats on a space available basis Phase 3: March 13 - onwards In-district applicants new to HISD and out-of-district applications will be considered on a space available basis. April 9, 2021* Last day for applicants to respond to the offer and make arrangements to confirm the offered seat.
Phase 1: Sept. 19 - April 30 Qualified in-district, TEA Eligible and Tuition-based applications during this phase will be entered into lotteries but have separate notification dates.
Notification Date to TEA Eligible:
May 20, 2021
Notification Date to Tuition-based:
June 3, 2021 Phase 2: May 1 - ongoing