Interested in applying to a Northside ISD magnet school?

January 6, 2015

Eighth graders and eligible students are invited to attend the 2015 Magnet School Fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday Jan. 12 at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road.

Applications are being accepted for the 2015-16 school year for all five NISD magnet programs, which include Business CareersCommunications Arts, and 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.

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. 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.

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. 7: Hobby and Neff

Jan. 8: Jordan and Pease

Jan. 9: Connally and Stevenson


Jan. 20: Briscoe and Bernal

Jan. 21: Vale and Zachry

Jan. 23: Garcia and Rawlinson


Jan. 26: Jones and Ross

Jan. 27: Rudder and Stinson

Jan. 28: Jefferson and Folks

Jan. 29: Luna and Rayburn


Open house events are also scheduled at each magnet school:

Business Careers High School- Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Communications Arts High School- Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Construction Careers Academy- Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Health Careers High School- Jan. 22 and Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Jay Science and Engineering Academy- Jan. 27 and Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.