Houston Independent School District officials are reminding parents that an important deadline for magnet programs arrives this week.
Magnet applications must be received by Friday, Jan. 6 for the first application period.
Parents who want their children to be considered in the first phase of the selection process must either deliver the application to the school of their choice by the close of school business on Friday Jan. 6 or mail the application in time to be postmarked by Jan. 6.
Schools will still accept applications after Jan. 6; however, those applications will not be considered until the second phase of the selection process. Many magnet school programs are filled in the first phase. HISD will send notices of magnet acceptance status this spring.
Magnet schools offer a theme-based curriculum that allows students to select schools based on their expressed interests, talents, skills, or career path. A full listing of HISD magnet school options can be found at www.houstonisd.org/magnet.
For more information about the magnet program application process, click here.