• Applications to magnet schools are available online by beginning November 2, 2019 through January 31,2020. Only one application per student may be submitted, however when applying, students can indicate a first and second choice of a magnet or choice school. Parents who have more than one child seeking admission to a magnet program must complete an application for each child. 

     All applicants must submit required documents in person to the first-choice school by Monday, February 3, 2020 no later than 4:00 pm. Applicants will be scheduled an entrance assessment at the time the documents are turned in. 

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

    • Copy of student’s most recent report card
    • STAAR or Norm referenced test scores for previous year
    • Any existing IEP and/or 504 plan/accommodation plan, if applicable
    • Proof of residency (only current electric, gas, water bill or lease/mortgage will be accepted)
      • If you are living with another family, or cannot provide either of the above listed items the following may be provided:
        • Signed letter stating family is living with another family and
        • Student Residency Questionnaire (click here for form) and
        • Utility bill (gas, electric, water) belonging to the person you are living with dated within the past 60 days (Proof of address will also be required at the time of acceptance, enrollment, and throughout the school year) 

    *If the situation is temporary, once you have moved, you must provide proof of residency for the new home.

    MAGNET ASSESSMENT

    Applicants who meet the minimum GPA and test score requirements are eligible to move forward to the on-campus assessment process. The assessment will be scheduled by the magnet school after the applicant has submitted an online application, and all other required documents. 

    SELECTION PROCESS

    The number of seats available for each magnet program will be identified before the application process begins. Seats will be awarded based on the following formula:

    • 30% of the seats are awarded districtwide by rank-ordering of applicants based on overall criteria score without consideration of feeder pattern or sibling status
    • 70% of the seats are awarded within the comprehensive high school feeder patterns (adjusted proportionally for student population) by rank-ordering of applicants based on overall criteria score; subject to sibling rule or preference

    Qualified applicants who are not selected due to limited space will be placed on a rank-ordered waiting list. The wait list will remain active until the end of Dallas ISD's first grading period and student vacancies will be filled until that time.

    Dallas ISD Policy EHBJ (LOCAL): For each magnet program, all qualified in-district students shall be served before any out-of-district student may gain admission into that magnet program. Proof of residence must be submitted each year.

    Falsifying information on the Magnet application will invalidate the application, and the student's application will be excluded from the selection process. The Dallas Independent School District reserves the right to change a student's enrollment status, placement and/or programming upon receipt of additional information. 

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