The Houston Independent School District offers a robust portfolio of schools that allows families to choose the school that best meets their child’s academic needs and interests. The magnet programs within the district include:
College and Career Readiness Language Programs Fine Arts Montessori International S.T.E.M. & S.T.E.A.M. International Baccalaureate Single Gender College Preparatory Language Immersion School Vanguard
Application Times for 2018-2019 Applications
- Phase 1 (September 22, 2017 - December 08, 2017)
- Phase 2 (December 09, 2017 - May 31, 2018)
- Phase 3 (June 1, 2018 - August 10, 2018)
- Dates: October ( 5, 12, 19, 26), November (2, 9, 16, 30), and December 7
- All Magnet Campuses will offer tours to interested parents.
- These tours are intended to help parents learn more about Magnet programs to make more informed decisions.
- Elementary tours are not intended for students as this will lead to unexcused absences for them.
- Elementary & K-8: 9:00 a.m. & except the last Thursday of the month which will have tours at both 9:00 a.m. and 1:00p.m. (October 26 & Nov 30)
- Secondary Programs: 1:00 p.m.
Changes to magnet app processing
To shorten the time parents and students have to wait to find out where a student has been accepted for the following year, we have changed the way we will be processing applications to Magnet programs.
School Choice Fairs for 2018-2019 Applications
Office of School Choice4400 West 18th St., Level 1SEHouston, TX 77092Telephone: 713-556-6947Fax: 713-556-6784Email: Magnet@houstonisd.orgJustin Fuentes,
Office of School Choice
Magnet School Listings
HISD offers 40-plus high school magnet programs that include early college high schools, career magnets, and The Futures Academy.
Parents and students can choose from 20-plus middle school magnet programs that include international, college preparatory, and STEM.
HISD’s 50-plus elementary magnet options range from Montessori, gifted and talented to international programs.
High School Magnet Choices
College & Careers Readiness Programs College Preparatory Early College High School Fine Arts and/or Performing and Visual Arts Futures Academy STEM Vanguard (Gifted and Talented) World Languages International Studies Technology
MULTI-GRADE LEVEL SCHOOL MAGNET CHOICES
Multi-Grade Level School Magnet Choices
- Rusk (4-8)
- Sharpstown International School 6-12
- T H Rogers School
- Wharton K-8 Dual Language
- Wilson Montessori
- Young Women's College Prep
Middle School Magnet Choices
College Preparatory Fine Arts and/or Performing and Visual Arts International Baccalaureate International Studies Schools Languages Montessori STEM Vanguard (Gifted and Talented)
Elementary School Magnet Choices
Fine Arts and/or Performing and Visual Arts STEM International Baccalaureate Literature Languages Montessori Physical Development Vanguard (Gifted and Talented)