HISD kicks off magnet awareness week

HOUSTON It's an effort to encourage students and parents to become familiar with HISD's magnet programs, the district is hosting its annual Magnet Awareness Week. Tours of individual schools with magnet programs will take place from Monday, November 8 through Friday, November 12.

Tours will be conducted each day starting at 1:00 p.m. After November 12, parents should phone individual schools for a schedule of tours and other events that will be conducted through early January.

"HISD has 113 schools with magnet programs and there is no limit to the number of programs students can apply to," said Lupita Hinojosa, HISD Assistant Superintendent of School Choice. "I am certain the HISD Magnet programs can meet your child's interests, talents, and academic needs."

HISD will begin accepting applications for its magnet programs on November 8. All applications must be postmarked no later then January 7, 2011 for guaranteed consideration in the first round.

Fore more information about HISD magnet schools, their locations, and contact information, as well as applications forms, visit www.houstonisd.org/magnet.

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