Interested in applying to a Northside ISD magnet school?

December 19, 2013

Eighth graders and eligible students are invited to attend the 2014 Magnet School Fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 7 at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road.

Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 school year for all five NISD magnet programs, which include Business CareersCommunications Arts, and Health Careers high schools, and Construction Careers and Science and Engineering academies.

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.

For a complete description and contact information for each program, please read the NISD Magnet Schools brochure.

All Northside eighth graders are eligible for enrollment, and some schools accept applications from students already in high school and from outside the District. Please check with individual programs for applications and age and residency requirements. Enrollment is limited at each school.

The deadline for applications is in early February; please check with your middle school for a specific date.

At the Magnet School Fair, representatives will be available to provide details about the program and information on the application process.

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

Jan. 9: Jordan and Pease

Jan. 10: Connally and Stevenson

Jan. 21: Briscoe and Vale

Jan. 22: Neff and Zachry

Jan. 24: Hector Garcia and Rawlinson

Jan. 27: Jones and Ross

Jan. 28: Rudder and Stinson

Jan. 29: Folks and Jefferson

Jan. 30: Luna and Rayburn

Jan. 31: Hobby

Open house events are also scheduled at each magnet school:

Business Careers High School- Jan. 22 and Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Communications Arts High School- Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Construction Careers Academy- Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Health Careers High School- Jan. 23 and Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Science and Engineering Academy- Jan. 29 and Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.