It’s HISD Magnet School Application Time
Magnet schools are specialized schools that have the magnet-like ability draw in students from all backgrounds throughout the city. Some of HISD’s Magnet programs draw in lots of students, and some do not.
Vanguard is a special program that is designed to meet the needs of gifted and talented students in grades K-12 by providing a learning continuum that is differentiated in depth, complexity, and pacing. These programs require a special application and testing.
Applications for both programs are being accepted now through January 6, 2012. Late applications will be accepted on a space-available basis. You can apply to as many Magnet programs as you want. For Vanguard, you only fill out one application and rank your top 3 schools. Testing is required for Vanguard and is scheduled for 4 dates in January.
Parents will be notified by March 23, 2012 and must must accept one school (or decline all offers) by April 9, 2012.
If you plan to simply attend the school that you are zoned for, no applications are needed.