Learn more about Northside's magnet schools

January 4, 2017

Eighth graders and eligible students are invited to attend the 2017 Magnet School Fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 10 at the Northside Sports Gym, 8400 N. Loop 1604 W., in the Farris Athletic Complex.

Applications are being accepted for the 2017-18 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. 7.

At the Magnet School Fair, representatives will be available to provide details about the programs 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 passing out applications at each middle school campus on the following dates:

Jan. 4: Hobby and Rayburn

Jan. 5: Hector Garcia and Pease

Jan. 6: Neff and Vale


Jan. 17: Briscoe and Ross

Jan. 18: Jordan and Rawlinson

Jan. 20: Jones and Stevenson


Jan. 23: Bernal and Rudder

Jan. 24: Connally and Folks

Jan. 25: Jefferson and Stinson

Jan. 26: Luna and Zachry


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

Health Careers High School – Jan. 19 and Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m.

Business Careers High School – Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m.

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

Jay Science and Engineering Academy – Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m.

Construction Careers Academy – Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m.