Logos of all five magnet high schools

Eighth graders and eligible students are invited to attend the 2018 Magnet School Fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday Jan. 16 at the Northside Sports Gym, 8400 N. Loop 1604 W., in the Farris Athletic Complex.

Applications are being accepted for the 2018-19 school year for all five NISD magnet programs, which include 
Business CareersCommunications Arts,  Health Careers high schools, Construction Careers Academy,
and the John Jay Science and Engineering Academy.

Northside magnet schools offer a focused, career-specific education for students who show an interest in a
particular field or know what career path they want to take. Today, about 3,000 students are enrolled in NISD
magnet programs.

All Northside eighth graders are eligible for enrollment. Health Careers High School is the only magnet school
to accept students who live outside the District. Some schools accept applications from students already in
high school. Please check with individual programs for application and age requirements. Enrollment is limited
at each school.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 9, 2018.

At the Magnet School Fair, representatives will be available to provide details about the program and information
on the application process. Representatives from the O’Connor HS agriculture program will also attend the Fair.

In addition, representatives of the magnet schools will be giving presentations and handing out applications at
each middle school campus on the following dates:

Jan. 22: Luna and Zachry

Jan. 23: Hobby and Pease

Jan. 24: Rayburn and Hector Garcia

Jan. 25: Neff and Vale

Jan. 26: Ross and Briscoe

Jan. 29: Jordan and Rawlinson

Jan. 30: Stevenson and Jones

Jan. 31: Bernal and Rudder

Feb. 1: Connally and Folks

Feb. 2: Jefferson and Stinson


Open House/Campus Tours are also scheduled at each magnet school:

Health Careers High School – Jan. 24, Jan. 30, and Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m.

Construction Careers Academy – Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m.

Business Careers High School – Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m.

Jay Science and Engineering Academy - Feb 7, 6:30 p.m.

Communications Arts High School – Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m.

  Thanks for all who particiapted and visited the
                 CTE STUDENTS SHOWCASE!

Students Explored Career Choices on Feb 9, 2017



Career Technical Education Students in Action During Job Shadow Day 2016

 "Job Shadow Day Feb 2 2016"

We had an awesome turnout for our NISD Career Choices Night where interested students could
explore their magnet school options.

On February 2nd, about 200 Career and Technical Education students participated in a job 
shadow event organizedby SA Works, Junior Achievement, SA Chamber of Commerce and 
the Career and Technical Education Department.

February 2nd is a traditional shadow day for Career and Technical Education students to go out 
into the community and learn about work readiness and professionalism in the workplace. 

A group of Warren business students visited Frost Bank headquarters to learn about the 
commercial lending process.  One group of students acted as a mock lending committee while
other students acted as a company requesting a loan.  The “loans” were approved by the end of
the day, but not without some debate from Warren students as they weighed the merits of the
loan applications. *

Students sitting at a table

Business Careers students visited HEB corporate headquarters and learned all the varied
occupations available at HEB along with the career paths that HEB folks followed as they
moved up in the organization.  They also received pointers on applying and interviewing
for jobs. **

Brandeis Engineering class shadowed employees of Joeris General Contractors. The trip
included both a visit to Northside’s Harlan High School jobsite and a question and answer
session at Joeris corporate headquarters.  The students walked away with a vision of the
work environment of a large general contractor.

Construction Careers Academy students toured City of San Antonio Transportation and
Capital Improvements Department which works on all the infrastructure needs of the City of
San Antonio.  Students were engaged as they experienced how this department goes through
all phases of design, construction, and inspection.

Holmes Collision and Repair students toured Service King’s major areas and talked with a
parts advisor, customer service representative, service advisor, total loss advisor, body
repair technician, and refinish technician.  Students performed a paint mixing task where
they utilized a computerized mixing system to prepare basecoat for a vehicle that was ready
for paint. Students were able walk side by side the service advisor as he prepared an estimate.

Brandeis Global Business students visited 10 different departments within Whataburger
Headquarters including Human Resources, Marketing, Customer Service, etc.  The students
learned that within the company there were diverse people with different types of degrees
like Food Science and Business.  Students learned the ins and outs of the business process
from farm to table along with all the hard work that goes into developing a new recipe.

Business Careers students visited Amegy Bank which provides commercial loans and wealth
management planning.  Students learned how Amegy Bank helped clients achieve their
business goals. Through Job Shadow Day, Northside Career and Technical Education students
were able to look at careers and are better equipped to make informed decisions about the 
academic and technical skills needed for success in their future careers.