Applications are now open for Northside ISD’s two middle school magnet programs – the STEM-focused Jones Magnet School and the new Zachry Magnet School which opens next fall with an emphasis on global communications, information technology, and cybersecurity.
Each magnet program offers students smaller class sizes, unique and advanced courses, leadership and enrichment experiences, and an early opportunity to earn high school credit.
Both schools operate as a school-within-a-school, which allows students to participate in Fine Arts programs like Band, Choir and Orchestra, Athletics, and clubs and organizations on the Jones and Zachry campuses. All current fifth graders are eligible to apply. Enrollment is limited at each school and all qualified students will be placed in a lottery. Transportation will be provided for eligible students.
Applications are due Jan. 18, 2021. The application includes short response questions and contact information that must both be completed. It is available in English and Spanish on the District's Magnet School Hub website.