• Office of School Choice
  • magnet

Application Timelines

  • Application Times for 2019-2020 Applications

    • Phase 1 (September 28, 2018 - December 07, 2018) 
    • Phase 2 (December 08, 2018 - May 31, 2019)
    • Phase 3 (June 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019)
  • Magnet Thursdays

    • Dates: October ( 4, 11, 18, 25), November (1, 8, 15, 29*), and December 6*
    • 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 25 & Nov 29)
    • Secondary Programs: 1:00 p.m.

      *(All Schools will offer 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. tours)

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

Contact Us

  • Office of School Choice
    4400 West 18th St., Level 1SE
    Houston, TX 77092
    Telephone: 713-556-6947
    Fax: 713-556-6784 
    Justin Fuentes, 
    Assistant Superintendent 
    Office of School Choice 

Magnet School Listings

  • In High School

    HISD offers 40-plus high school magnet programs that include early college high schools, career magnets, and The Futures Academy.

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  • In Middle School

    Parents and students can choose from 20-plus middle school magnet programs that include international, college preparatory, and STEM.

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  • In Elementary School

    HISD’s 50-plus elementary magnet options range from Montessori, gifted and talented to international programs.

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Additional HISD School Choice Offerings

Charter Schools
CATE Programs
International Baccalaureate
Dual Language
Emerge Program
future linked
Linked Learning
Virtual Learning Online
Early Childhood
Community Services