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    HOW TO APPLY TO THE WESTBURY PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS MAGNET PROGRAM

    Welcome to the Admissions page for Westbury High School's Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program in Houston, Texas. Westbury is a public fine arts magnet school in the Houston Independent School District. On this page you will find the information you need to begin your journey to become part of the Westbury family.  


    Magnet Applications for the Westbury 2021-2020 school year will be accepted September 19, 2020 – Summer 2021 at www.hisdchoice.com. All auditions will be done virtually this school year. You will receive an email to schedule your mandatory audition(s) during the application process. Please be sure you use a valid email address and check it regularly.

    Important Phase II Dates - No Callbacks will be done during Phase II
    Saturday, March 13
         Auditions open in ACCEPTD for submission of necessary requirements (videos, portfolios, etc.). A Link will be shared by 9am on March 13 to submit. 
    Monday, March 22
         Deadline to submit videos, portfolios, written work, etc. by 11:59pm.
    Wednesday, March 31
         Final decision made and Qualification notifications go out along with seat offer. 
    Wednesday, April 7
         Final day to submit documentation to confirm a seat offer.
    Friday, April 9
         Per district policy, all Phase I & II seat offers must be confirmed by this date.  

    NOTE: All dates are subject to change and any changes will be communicated as far in advance as possible. 

    Phase III Information
    Starting March 22, 2021, Phase III applicants will be communicated with to coordinate the audition process. Since this is an ongoing phase that is only open to students new to Houston ISD or living outside of the district, there is no set audition schedule. We will work with each applicant individually. 


    To prepare for the audition, select department in the AUDITION REQUIREMENTS tab to view the audition criteria. You must prepare for the audition exactly as is indicated for each department. It is a good idea to prepare for the auditions well in advance of your audition date. Failure to prepare for and/or attend your audition may result in automatic disqualification of your application.
     
    Virtual Magnet Information Session
    (via Microsoft TEAMS)
    Thursdays at 1pm, Septemeber 24th to November 5th
     
    After the above date range, virtual tours can be scheduled
    by contacting Natalie Fischer at nfischer@houstonisd.org
     
    Contact Admissions

    Natalie Fischer

    Magnet Coordinator

    nfischer@houstonisd.org

    (P) 713-723-6015

    Ext:  017124

    **During closures related to COVID19, please call 832-280-7562**

     

    Nancy Mendez

    Magnet Office Clerk

    nmendez@houstonisd.org

    (P) 713-723-6015

    Ext. 017125

    **During closures related to COVID19, please call 832-304-4029**