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Magnet High School Connection


What is a magnet high school? What opportunities will my child have to learn about magnet high schools in Northside? How and when might students and families visit a magnet high school they are interested in attending? The information below will address these questions, and also direct you towards resources the district has provided to enhance understanding of the magnet high school programs of study and application process.

Check out this video for an overview of Northside magnet schools:


How will middle school students learn about magnet high schools?

Live and Recorded Webinars Every Monday from Oct. 18 through Dec. 17, a different magnet HS campus will present a live Zoom webinar introducing their school and some of the details of the student experience at the campus. This webinar will also be recorded for teachers and students to be able to access.

Classroom Learning & Discussion Students in MAPS and AVID 1 will gain foundational learning around the high school experience in general, learning about foundational information that includes concepts like grade point average (GPA), high school credits, and endorsements. Students will also explore the NISD magnet high school websites to better understand each magnet campus.

Opportunity to Apply to Magnet High Schools MAPS and AVID teachers will guide students through the magnet high school application process, allowing class time for students to apply to their school(s) of choice, should they choose to do so.

Schedule of Important Dates for NISD Magnet Schools

NISD Magnet Fairs NISD offers two magnet fairs in which all magnet high schools are in attendance to connect with and share information. These fairs are open to students and their families to attend.

Monday, December 6, 6:30 - 8:30pm NISD Sports Gym
Monday, December 13, 6:30 - 8:30pm Paul Taylor Field House & NAC

NISD Magnet HS Open Houses

Open house nights take place at the magnet high school campus. Students and their families are invited to walk the halls of the school and interact with campus staff and administration to get a better understanding of the specific magnet campus experience. Each open house event begins at 6:30pm.

Thursday, December 2, 6:30pm start time CAST Teach (virtual webinar)
Tuesday, December 7, 6:30 - 8:30pm CAST Teach (virtual webinar)
Wednesday, December 8, 6:30 - 8:30pm Communication Arts Health Careers Marshall Law & Medical Services (LMS)
Thursday, December 9, 6:30 - 8:30pm Jay Science & Engineering Academy (SEA) Construction Careers Academy (CCA)
Wednesday, December 15, 6:30 - 8:30pm Agriculture Science & Technology Academy (ASTA) Marshall Law & Medical Services (LMS)
Tuesday, January 4, 6:30 - 8:30pm Health Careers
Wednesday, January 5, 6:30 - 8:30pm Agriculture Science & Technology Academy (ASTA) Construction Careers Academy (CCA)
Thursday, January 6, 6:30 - 8:30pm CAST Teach Northside School of Innovation, Technology, & Entrepreneurship (NSITE)
Monday, January 10, 6:30 - 8:30pm Health Careers
Tuesday, January 11, 6:30 - 8:30pm Communication Arts Jay Science & Engineering Academy (SEA)
Wednesday, January 12, 6:30pm start time CAST Teach (virtual webinar) Marshall Law & Medical Services (LMS)


NISD Magnet HS Application Timeline
For students to be considered for acceptance at one of the NISD magnet high schools, they must fill out the magnet high school application. Here are important dates in the application process.
Monday, November 29 Magnet application opens
Friday, January 14 Magnet application closes
Monday, January 24 Acceptance letters sent to students
Monday, February 7 Student acceptance decision deadline

For more information about the application process or any other information about any of the magnet high schools, please visit Northside’s magnet high school website at


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