• 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. 



    How to Apply to a Magnet Program


    • We are excited for your interest in Kate Bell Elementary Physical Development Magnet School.


    The application process period for 2022-2023 will open September 17th. 

    You can submit an online application at HISD Choice starting September 17th*

    The deadline to apply for Phase 1 is November 11, 2021.

    It is highly recommended that you apply as soon as possible as late applicants are considered on a space available basis.

     *Applications are temporarily closed and will tentatively re-open on Friday, September 17th. If you have already started/submitted an application, your information has been saved. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience caused by this temporary pause.   

    -Office of School Choice



    Online Application Demonstration from HISD Office of School Choice on Vimeo.

    Please view our narrated online School Choice application demonstration video.


    Online Application: HISD Choice