• Fine Arts & Sports Development Magnet Program 
    WMS Wolfpack
    The Welch Magnet Program for 6th-8th grade motivated students develops and strengthens their abilities in:
    • dance
    • gymnastics
    • music
    • fine arts
    • computer technology
    • sports medicine
    • lifetime sports
    • AND with academic excellence.
    Along with our great campus course offerings, we have an annual CAMP OLYMPIA trip for eligible magnet students. CAMP OLYMPIA has opportunities with horseback riding, archery, and more! *2020-21 subject to health needs.*
    We promote self-discipline and leadership skills that will enable students to perform at all levels. When students graduate from our program, they will carry their success here with them wherever they go.
    TO QUALIFY:  Students should have an overall "78" or higher academic average, good conduct and attendance, passing standardized test scores, and parental approval.  
    TO APPLY: See the announcement at the top of this page. If you're already a Welch student and want to join our magnet program for next year, apply!
    Questions? Email Magnet Coordinator Astrid Lange or call 713-778-3300.
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  • The Phase 1 application window for the 2021-2022 Magnet and Program Choice Transfers is now open. Parents are able to apply online at www.hisdchoice.com or submit a paper application to schoolchoice@houstonisd.org until the deadline of November  6, 2020 in order to be considered for the lottery. Notification for applications submitted during the Phase I window, September 19 – November 6, will be made available by midnight of January 28, 2021 on the Online Application Parent Dashboard, and a notification letter will be sent by US mail to all Phase 1 applicants.

    Parents can retrieve a paper application by downloading a copy from the HISD School Choice website at www.choosehisd.org

    Parents and families are also able to attend a virtual school choice fair to learn more about the programs available across the district  by visiting https://houstonisd.org/schoolchoicefair on the specified dates below.

    • Sept. 19: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Virtual
    • Oct. 03: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Virtual
    • Oct. 17: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Virtual
    • Oct. 31: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Virtual

    Please feel free to share this information with your families and community.

    If further assistance is needed, please contact the Office of School Choice- Student Transfers Department at 713-556-6734 or email us at SchoolChoice@houstonisd.org.