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    All-Boys School All-Boys Schools

    Dallas ISD’s all-boys schools offer a challenging academic environment that prepares your son to succeed in college and career while developing character and leadership skills.

    Neighborhood School

    Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Fred F. Florence
    The Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Fred F. Florence is a Dallas ISD neighborhood school. Students who live inside the attendance zone of the Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Fred F. Florence may attend the campus. To enroll, simply go to the school. Not sure about your child’s attendance zone? Find your your child’s attendance zone.

    Students who desire to attend the Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Fred F. Florence, but who live outside the school’s attendance zone, can apply for a student transfer. Transfers are granted if space is available. The Transfer Window for the 2018-2019 school year will open in January 2018. Simply complete the transfer application.


    Magnet School

    Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy
    The Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy is a Dallas ISD magnet school. Students who wish to attend the school must submit an application, meet specific academic requirements and in some cases a portfolio or audition.


    Below is a helpful checklist that outlines the steps to apply along with an explanation of the magnet selection process.

    Step 1

    • Based on interests, talents, and aptitude, select a 1st choice and a 2nd choice school. For specific school requirements and open house information visit www.dallasisd.org/magnet.

    Step 2


    Step 3

    • Complete one magnet program application (Only one application per student will be accepted. If more than one application for first choice is submitted, all applications will be disqualified from consideration.)
    • Submit application to the first-choice school beginning December 1-21, 2017 and January 9-31, 2018
    • Include your most recent report card and last year’s test scores (i.e. STAAR, norm-refernced tests)
    • Include an Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan, if applicable
    • Include proof of parent/guardian residence (current lease, current utility bill, no phone bills)

    Step 4

    • Magnet Assessment date will be scheduled once the complete application has been turned in to the 1st choice school (all required documents must be submitted to the 1st choice school)

    Step 5

    • Prepare for the magnet assessment and meet all deadlines. Follow all directions. Magnet assessment days are held December - February
    • Applicants will be notified of application status by March 1, 2018.

    Magnet School Selection Process

    The number of seats available for each magnet program will be identified before the application process begins.

    Check available seats per school

    Seats will be awarded based on the following formula:

    1. 30% of the seats awarded District-wide by rank ordering applicants based on overall criteria score. These students shall be chosen solely on the basis of merit without consideration of feeder pattern or sibling status
    2. 70% of the seats awarded within the comprehensive high school feeder patterns (adjusted proportionally for student population) by rank ordering applicants based on overall criteria score, subject to sibling rule or preference
    3. Sibling preference: Siblings’ criteria scores shall be increased by 5 points prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern. Sibling preference applies to vanguards (Grades 4-5) and academies (Grades 6-8).

    Sibling rule: Siblings shall be automatically placed on a space-availability basis prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern. Sibling Rule applies to Harry Stone Montessori and G. B. Dealey Montessori

    All-GirlsAll-Girls Schools

    Dallas ISD’s all-girls schools offer a challenging academic environment that prepares your daughter to succeed in college and career while developing character and leadership skills.

    Transformation School

    Solar Preparatory School for Girls
    The Solar Preparatory School for Girls is a Dallas ISD transformation school. Students wishing to attend the school must submit an application and students are chosen via a lottery. Additionally, Solar Preparatory School for Girls requires parents to submit an application that includes the family’s household income. Family income information helps these schools create a diverse student body that represents students from a variety of income levels.

    Apply for Solar Preparatory School for Girls

    For more information about other Dallas ISD transformation schools, visit their website.


    Neighborhood School

    Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs
    Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs is a Dallas ISD neighborhood school which means students who live inside the attendance zone of Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs may attend the campus. To enroll, simply go to the school. Not sure about your child’s attendance zone? Find your your child’s attendance zone.

    Students who desire to attend Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs , but who live outside the school’s attendance zone, can apply for a student transfer. Transfers are granted if space is available. The Transfer Window for the 2018-2019 school year will open in January 2018. Simply complete the transfer application.


    Magnet School

    Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
    The Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School is a Dallas ISD magnet school. Students who wish to attend the school must submit an application, meet specific academic requirements and in some cases a portfolio or audition.


    Below is a helpful checklist that outlines the steps to apply along with an explanation of the magnet selection process.

    Step 1

    • Based on interests, talents, and aptitude, select a 1st choice and a 2nd choice school. For specific school requirements and open house information visit www.dallasisd.org/magnet.

    Step 2


    Step 3

    • Complete one magnet program application (Only one application per student will be accepted. If more than one application for first choice is submitted, all applications will be disqualified from consideration.)
    • Submit application to the first-choice school beginning December 1-21, 2017 and January 9-31, 2018
    • Include your most recent report card and last year’s test scores (i.e. STAAR, norm-refernced tests)
    • Include an Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan, if applicable
    • Include proof of parent/guardian residence (current lease, current utility bill, no phone bills)

    Step 4

    • Magnet Assessment date will be scheduled once the complete application has been turned in to the 1st choice school (all required documents must be submitted to the 1st choice school)

    Step 5

    • Prepare for the magnet assessment and meet all deadlines. Follow all directions. Magnet assessment days are held December - February
    • Applicants will be notified of application status by March 1, 2018.

    Magnet School Selection Process

    The number of seats available for each magnet program will be identified before the application process begins.

    Check available seats per school

    Seats will be awarded based on the following formula:

    1. 30% of the seats awarded District-wide by rank ordering applicants based on overall criteria score. These students shall be chosen solely on the basis of merit without consideration of feeder pattern or sibling status
    2. 70% of the seats awarded within the comprehensive high school feeder patterns (adjusted proportionally for student population) by rank ordering applicants based on overall criteria score, subject to sibling rule or preference
    3. Sibling preference: Siblings’ criteria scores shall be increased by 5 points prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern. Sibling preference applies to vanguards (Grades 4-5) and academies (Grades 6-8).

    Sibling rule: Siblings shall be automatically placed on a space-availability basis prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern. Sibling Rule applies to Harry Stone Montessori and G. B. Dealey Montessori

    Collegiate Academies Collegiate Academies

    Dallas ISD’s collegiate academies enable your son or daughter to earn up to sixty hours of college credit, tuition free, while still in high school. Imagine the benefit of eliminating thousands of dollars in college debt!

    Dallas ISD Collegiate Academies are open to students who live in any area of Dallas ISD. Students who desire to attend any one of the 23 collegiate academies must submit an application and interview with campus administrators. Following the interview, students are selected for admission via a lottery.

    Students who desire to attend a Dallas ISD Collegiate Academy, but who live outside the district’s boundaries can apply for a student transfer. (Example: Student resides in Mesquite ISD). Transfers are granted if space is available. The Transfer Window for the 2018-2019 school year will open in January 2018. Simply complete the transfer application. Note: In addition to completing the transfer application, students must also submit an application for their Collegiate Academy of choice.

    Complete a Collegiate Academy application

    International Baccalaureate Schools International Baccalaureate Schools

    Dallas ISD’s International Baccalaureate schools offer your son or daughter a challenging academic environment that creates active, lifelong learners with an international mindset. At the high school level, students have the opportunity to earn college credit.

    Neighborhood Schools

    Arthur Kramer Elementary School
    Arthur Kramer Elementary School is a Dallas ISD neighborhood school which means students who live inside the attendance zone of Arthur Kramer Elementary School may attend the campus. To enroll, simply go to the school. Not sure about your child’s attendance zone? Find your your child’s attendance zone.

    Students who desire to attend Arthur Kramer Elementary School, but who live outside the school’s attendance zone, can apply for a student transfer. Transfers are granted if space is available. The Transfer Window for the 2018-2019 school year will open in January 2018. Simply complete the transfer application.

    J.L. Long Middle School
    J.L. Long Middle School is a Dallas ISD neighborhood school which means students who live inside the attendance zone of J.L. Long Middle School may attend the campus. To enroll, simply go to the school. Not sure about your child’s attendance zone? Find your your child’s attendance zone.

    Students who desire to attend J.L. Long Middle School, but who live outside the school’s attendance zone, can apply for a student transfer. Transfers are granted if space is available. The Transfer Window for the 2018-2019 school year will open in January 2018. Simply complete the transfer application.

    Woodrow Wilson High School
    Woodrow Wilson High School is a Dallas ISD neighborhood school which means students who live inside the attendance zone of Woodrow Wilson High School may attend the campus. To enroll, simply go to the school. Not sure about your child’s attendance zone? Find your your child’s attendance zone.

    Students who desire to attend Woodrow Wilson High School, but who live outside the school’s attendance zone, can apply for a student transfer. Transfers are granted if space is available. The Transfer Window for the 2018-2019 school year will open in January 2018. Simply complete the transfer application.


    Magnet School

    Harry Stone Montessori Academy
    Harry Stone Montessori Academy is a Dallas ISD magnet school. Students who wish to attend the school must submit an application, meet specific academic requirements and in some cases a portfolio or audition.


    Below is a helpful checklist that outlines the steps to apply along with an explanation of the magnet selection process.

    Step 1

    • Based on interests, talents, and aptitude, select a 1st choice and a 2nd choice school. For specific school requirements and open house information visit www.dallasisd.org/magnet.

    Step 2


    Step 3

    • Complete one magnet program application (Only one application per student will be accepted. If more than one application for first choice is submitted, all applications will be disqualified from consideration.)
    • Submit application to the first-choice school beginning December 1-21, 2017 and January 9-31, 2018
    • Include your most recent report card and last year’s test scores (i.e. STAAR, norm-refernced tests)
    • Include an Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan, if applicable
    • Include proof of parent/guardian residence (current lease, current utility bill, no phone bills)

    Step 4

    • Magnet Assessment date will be scheduled once the complete application has been turned in to the 1st choice school (all required documents must be submitted to the 1st choice school)

    Step 5

    • Prepare for the magnet assessment and meet all deadlines. Follow all directions. Magnet assessment days are held December - February
    • Applicants will be notified of application status by March 1, 2018.

    Magnet School Selection Process

    The number of seats available for each magnet program will be identified before the application process begins.

    Check available seats per school

    Seats will be awarded based on the following formula:

    1. 30% of the seats awarded District-wide by rank ordering applicants based on overall criteria score. These students shall be chosen solely on the basis of merit without consideration of feeder pattern or sibling status
    2. 70% of the seats awarded within the comprehensive high school feeder patterns (adjusted proportionally for student population) by rank ordering applicants based on overall criteria score, subject to sibling rule or preference
    3. Sibling preference: Siblings’ criteria scores shall be increased by 5 points prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern. Sibling preference applies to vanguards (Grades 4-5) and academies (Grades 6-8).

    Sibling rule: Siblings shall be automatically placed on a space-availability basis prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern. Sibling Rule applies to Harry Stone Montessori and G. B. Dealey Montessori

    Magnet School Magnet Schools

    Dallas ISD’s magnet schools offer your son or daughter a challenging academic environment that complements your child’s interests, talents and abilities. From humanities, communication and leadership to visual and performing arts, law and engineering, our magnet schools are among the highest ranked in the nation!

    Students who wish to attend a Dallas ISD magnet school must submit an application, meet specific academic requirements and in some cases a portfolio or audition.


    Below is a helpful checklist that outlines the steps to apply along with an explanation of the magnet selection process.

    Step 1

    • Based on interests, talents, and aptitude, select a 1st choice and a 2nd choice school. For specific school requirements and open house information visit www.dallasisd.org/magnet.

    Step 2


    Step 3

    • Complete one magnet program application (Only one application per student will be accepted. If more than one application for first choice is submitted, all applications will be disqualified from consideration.)
    • Submit application to the first-choice school beginning December 1-21, 2017 and January 9-31, 2018
    • Include your most recent report card and last year’s test scores (i.e. STAAR, norm-refernced tests)
    • Include an Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan, if applicable
    • Include proof of parent/guardian residence (current lease, current utility bill, no phone bills)

    Step 4

    • Magnet Assessment date will be scheduled once the complete application has been turned in to the 1st choice school (all required documents must be submitted to the 1st choice school)

    Step 5

    • Prepare for the magnet assessment and meet all deadlines. Follow all directions. Magnet assessment days are held December - February
    • Applicants will be notified of application status by March 1, 2018.

    Magnet School Selection Process

    The number of seats available for each magnet program will be identified before the application process begins.

    Check available seats per school

    Seats will be awarded based on the following formula:

    1. 30% of the seats awarded District-wide by rank ordering applicants based on overall criteria score. These students shall be chosen solely on the basis of merit without consideration of feeder pattern or sibling status
    2. 70% of the seats awarded within the comprehensive high school feeder patterns (adjusted proportionally for student population) by rank ordering applicants based on overall criteria score, subject to sibling rule or preference
    3. Sibling preference: Siblings’ criteria scores shall be increased by 5 points prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern. Sibling preference applies to vanguards (Grades 4-5) and academies (Grades 6-8).

    Sibling rule: Siblings shall be automatically placed on a space-availability basis prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern. Sibling Rule applies to Harry Stone Montessori and G. B. Dealey Montessori

    Montessori Campuses Montessori Campuses

    Dallas ISD’s Montessori Schools provide your son or daughter the freedom to choose how they learn while nurturing independence, social harmony and a love of learning. If your child is an independent thinker, enjoys hands-on learning and collaborative play, we invite you to learn more about our Montessori schools.

    Neighborhood School

    Lorenzo De Zavala Elementary
    Lorenzo De Zavala Elementary is a Dallas ISD neighborhood school which means students who live inside the attendance zone of Lorenzo De Zavala Elementary may attend the campus. To enroll, simply go to the school. Not sure about your child’s attendance zone? Find your your child’s attendance zone.

    Students who desire to attend Lorenzo De Zavala Elementary, but who live outside the school’s attendance zone, can apply for a student transfer. Transfers are granted if space is available. The Transfer Window for the 2018-2019 school year will open in January 2018. Simply complete the transfer application.


    Transformation School

    Eduardo Mata Elementary – A Montessori Campus
    Eduardo Mata Elementary – A Montessori Campus is a Dallas ISD transformation school. Students wishing to attend the school must submit an application and students are chosen via a lottery.

    Apply for Eduardo Mata Elementary – A Montessori Campus

    For more information about other Dallas ISD transformation schools, visit their website.


    Magnet Schools

    Harry Stone Montessori Academy
    Harry Stone Montessori Academy is a Dallas ISD magnet school. Students who wish to attend the school must submit an application, meet specific academic requirements and in some cases a portfolio or audition.

    George Bannerman Dealey Montessori Vanguard and International Academy
    George Bannerman Dealey Montessori Vanguard and International Academy is a Dallas ISD magnet school. Students who wish to attend the school must submit an application, meet specific academic requirements and in some cases a portfolio or audition.


    Below is a helpful checklist that outlines the steps to apply along with an explanation of the magnet selection process.

    Step 1

    • Based on interests, talents, and aptitude, select a 1st choice and a 2nd choice school. For specific school requirements and open house information visit www.dallasisd.org/magnet.

    Step 2


    Step 3

    • Complete one magnet program application (Only one application per student will be accepted. If more than one application for first choice is submitted, all applications will be disqualified from consideration.)
    • Submit application to the first-choice school beginning December 1-21, 2017 and January 9-31, 2018
    • Include your most recent report card and last year’s test scores (i.e. STAAR, norm-refernced tests)
    • Include an Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan, if applicable
    • Include proof of parent/guardian residence (current lease, current utility bill, no phone bills)

    Step 4

    • Magnet Assessment date will be scheduled once the complete application has been turned in to the 1st choice school (all required documents must be submitted to the 1st choice school)

    Step 5

    • Prepare for the magnet assessment and meet all deadlines. Follow all directions. Magnet assessment days are held December - February
    • Applicants will be notified of application status by March 1, 2018.

    Magnet School Selection Process

    The number of seats available for each magnet program will be identified before the application process begins.

    Check available seats per school

    Seats will be awarded based on the following formula:

    1. 30% of the seats awarded District-wide by rank ordering applicants based on overall criteria score. These students shall be chosen solely on the basis of merit without consideration of feeder pattern or sibling status
    2. 70% of the seats awarded within the comprehensive high school feeder patterns (adjusted proportionally for student population) by rank ordering applicants based on overall criteria score, subject to sibling rule or preference
    3. Sibling preference: Siblings’ criteria scores shall be increased by 5 points prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern. Sibling preference applies to vanguards (Grades 4-5) and academies (Grades 6-8).

    Sibling rule: Siblings shall be automatically placed on a space-availability basis prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern. Sibling Rule applies to Harry Stone Montessori and G. B. Dealey Montessori

    Personalized Learning Schools Personalized Learning Schools

    Dallas ISD’s Personalized Learning schools tap into your son or daughter’s strengths, needs and interests. Flexible learning environments and technology-rich classrooms create an individualized educational experience tailored to your child’s needs.

    Neighborhood Schools

    Felix G. Botello Elementary School
    Felix G. Botello Elementary is a Dallas ISD neighborhood school. Students who live inside the attendance zone of Felix G. Botello Elementary may attend the campus. To enroll, simply go to the school. Not sure about your child’s attendance zone? Find your your child’s attendance zone.

    Students who desire to attend Felix G. Botello Elementary, but who live outside the school’s attendance zone, can apply for a student transfer. Transfers are granted if space is available. The Transfer Window for the 2018-2019 school year will open in January 2018. Simply complete the transfer application.

    William L. Cabell Elementary School
    William L. Cabell Elementary is a Dallas ISD neighborhood school. Students who live inside the attendance zone of William L. Cabell Elementary may attend the campus. To enroll, simply go to the school. Not sure about your child’s attendance zone? Find your your child’s attendance zone.

    'Students who desire to attend William L. Cabell Elementary, but who live outside the school’s attendance zone, can apply for a student transfer. Transfers are granted if space is available. The Transfer Window for the 2018-2019 school year will open in January 2018. Simply complete the transfer application.

    Dan D. Rogers Elementary School
    Dan D. Rogers Elementary is a Dallas ISD neighborhood school. Students who live inside the attendance zone of Dan D. Rogers Elementary may attend the campus. To enroll, simply go to the school. Not sure about your child’s attendance zone? Find your your child’s attendance zone.

    Students who desire to attend Dan D. Rogers Elementary, but who live outside the school’s attendance zone, can apply for a student transfer. Transfers are granted if space is available. The Transfer Window for the 2018-2019 school year will open in January 2018. Simply complete the transfer application.

    Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary School
    Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary is a Dallas ISD neighborhood school. Students who live inside the attendance zone of Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary may attend the campus. To enroll, simply go to the school. Not sure about your child’s attendance zone? Find your your child’s attendance zone.

    Students who desire to attend Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary, but who live outside the school’s attendance zone, can apply for a student transfer. Transfers are granted if space is available. The Transfer Window for the 2018-2019 school year will open in January 2018. Simply complete the transfer application.

    Thomas C. Marsh Preparatory Academy
    Thomas C. Marsh Preparatory Academy is a Dallas ISD neighborhood school. Students who live inside the attendance zone of Thomas C. Marsh may attend the campus. To enroll, simply go to the school. Not sure about your child’s attendance zone? Find your your child’s attendance zone.

    Students who desire to attend Thomas C. Marsh Preparatory Academy but who live outside the school’s attendance zone, can apply for a student transfer. Transfers are granted if space is available. The Transfer Window for the 2018-2019 school year will open in January 2018. Simply complete the transfer application.


    Transformation Schools

    Ignite Middle School
    Ignite Middle School is a Dallas ISD transformation school. Students wishing to attend the school must submit an application and students are chosen via a lottery.

    Apply for Ignite Middle School

    For more information about other Dallas ISD transformation schools, visit their website.

    Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship Academy
    The Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship Academy is a Dallas ISD transformation school. Students wishing to attend the school must submit an application and students are chosen via a lottery.

    Apply for the Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship, Academy

    For more information about other Dallas ISD transformation schools, visit their website.

    Humanities, Communication, and Leadership Schools Humanities, Communication, and Leadership Schools

    Dallas ISD’s Humanities, Communications and Leadership Schools place your son or daughter in a challenging academic environment enriched by experiences that prepare them to become confident, capable leaders. These specialized schools are ideal for students who enjoy thinking creatively, critically and are gifted communicators.

    Neighborhood School

    Martin Weiss Elementary School of Leadership
    Martin Weiss Elementary School of Leadership is a Dallas ISD neighborhood school which means students who live inside the attendance zone of Martin Weiss Elementary School of Leadership may attend the campus. To enroll, simply go to the school. Not sure about your child’s attendance zone? Find your your child’s attendance zone.

    Students who desire to attend Martin Weiss Elementary School of Leadership, but who live outside the school’s attendance zone, can apply for a student transfer. Transfers are granted if space is available. The Transfer Window for the 2018-2019 school year will open in January 2018. Simply complete the transfer application.


    Magnet School

    Mark Twain Leadership Vanguard
    Mark Twain Leadership Vanguard is a Dallas ISD magnet school. Students who wish to attend the school must submit an application, meet specific academic requirements and in some cases a portfolio or audition.


    Below is a helpful checklist that outlines the steps to apply along with an explanation of the magnet selection process.

    Step 1

    • Based on interests, talents, and aptitude, select a 1st choice and a 2nd choice school. For specific school requirements and open house information visit www.dallasisd.org/magnet.

    Step 2


    Step 3

    • Complete one magnet program application (Only one application per student will be accepted. If more than one application for first choice is submitted, all applications will be disqualified from consideration.)
    • Submit application to the first-choice school beginning December 1-21, 2017 and January 9-31, 2018
    • Include your most recent report card and last year’s test scores (i.e. STAAR, norm-refernced tests)
    • Include an Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan, if applicable
    • Include proof of parent/guardian residence (current lease, current utility bill, no phone bills)

    Step 4

    • Magnet Assessment date will be scheduled once the complete application has been turned in to the 1st choice school (all required documents must be submitted to the 1st choice school)

    Step 5

    • Prepare for the magnet assessment and meet all deadlines. Follow all directions. Magnet assessment days are held December - February
    • Applicants will be notified of application status by March 1, 2018.

    Magnet School Selection Process

    The number of seats available for each magnet program will be identified before the application process begins.

    Check available seats per school

    Seats will be awarded based on the following formula:

    1. 30% of the seats awarded District-wide by rank ordering applicants based on overall criteria score. These students shall be chosen solely on the basis of merit without consideration of feeder pattern or sibling status
    2. 70% of the seats awarded within the comprehensive high school feeder patterns (adjusted proportionally for student population) by rank ordering applicants based on overall criteria score, subject to sibling rule or preference
    3. Sibling preference: Siblings’ criteria scores shall be increased by 5 points prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern. Sibling preference applies to vanguards (Grades 4-5) and academies (Grades 6-8).

    Sibling rule: Siblings shall be automatically placed on a space-availability basis prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern. Sibling Rule applies to Harry Stone Montessori and G. B. Dealey Montessori

    STEM/STEAM Schools STEM/STEAM Schools

    Dallas ISD’s STEM and STEAM schools help foster the love of science, technology, engineering, math and the arts. If your son or daughter has a natural love for science and technology and enjoys finding solutions to real-world problems and challenges, visit one of our STEM/STEAM schools for a personal tour today!

    Transformation Schools

    Solar Preparatory School for Girls
    The Solar Preparatory School for Girls is a Dallas ISD transformation school. Students wishing to attend the school must submit an application and students are chosen via a lottery. Additionally, Solar Preparatory School for Girls requires parents to submit an application that includes the family’s household income. Family income information helps these schools create a diverse student body that represents students from a variety of income levels.

    Apply for Solar Preparatory School for Girls.

    For more information about other Dallas ISD transformation schools, visit their website.

    D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School
    D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School is a Dallas ISD transformation school. Students wishing to attend the school must submit an application and students are chosen via a lottery.

    Apply for D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School

    For more information about other Dallas ISD transformation schools, visit their website.


    Neighborhood School

    Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs
    The Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs is a Dallas ISD neighborhood school which means students who live inside the attendance zone of the Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs may attend the campus. To enroll, simply go to the school. Not sure about your child’s attendance zone? Find your your child’s attendance zone.

    Students who desire to attend the Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs, but who live outside the school’s attendance zone, can apply for a student transfer. Transfers are granted if space is available. The Transfer Window for the 2018-2019 school year will open in January 2018. Simply complete the transfer application.


    Magnet Schools

    J.P. Starks Math, Science and Technology Vanguard
    J.P. Starks Math, Science and Technology Vanguard is a Dallas ISD magnet school. Students who wish to attend the school must submit an application, meet specific academic requirements and in some cases a portfolio or audition.

    Dallas Environmental Science Academy (DESA)
    The Dallas Environmental Science Academy is a Dallas ISD magnet school. Students who wish to attend the school must submit an application, meet specific academic requirements and in some cases a portfolio or audition.

    Justin F. Kimball Math and Science Academy
    The Justin F. Kimball Math and Science Academy is a Dallas ISD magnet school. Students who wish to attend the school must submit an application, meet specific academic requirements and in some cases a portfolio or audition.

    Seagoville Environmental Science Magnet
    The Seagoville Environmental Science Magnet is a Dallas ISD magnet school. Students who wish to attend the school must submit an application, meet specific academic requirements and in some cases a portfolio or audition.


    Below is a helpful checklist that outlines the steps to apply along with an explanation of the magnet selection process.

    Step 1

    • Based on interests, talents, and aptitude, select a 1st choice and a 2nd choice school. For specific school requirements and open house information visit www.dallasisd.org/magnet.

    Step 2


    Step 3

    • Complete one magnet program application (Only one application per student will be accepted. If more than one application for first choice is submitted, all applications will be disqualified from consideration.)
    • Submit application to the first-choice school beginning December 1-21, 2017 and January 9-31, 2018
    • Include your most recent report card and last year’s test scores (i.e. STAAR, norm-refernced tests)
    • Include an Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan, if applicable
    • Include proof of parent/guardian residence (current lease, current utility bill, no phone bills)

    Step 4

    • Magnet Assessment date will be scheduled once the complete application has been turned in to the 1st choice school (all required documents must be submitted to the 1st choice school)

    Step 5

    • Prepare for the magnet assessment and meet all deadlines. Follow all directions. Magnet assessment days are held December - February
    • Applicants will be notified of application status by March 1, 2018.

    Magnet School Selection Process

    The number of seats available for each magnet program will be identified before the application process begins.

    Check available seats per school

    Seats will be awarded based on the following formula:

    1. 30% of the seats awarded District-wide by rank ordering applicants based on overall criteria score. These students shall be chosen solely on the basis of merit without consideration of feeder pattern or sibling status
    2. 70% of the seats awarded within the comprehensive high school feeder patterns (adjusted proportionally for student population) by rank ordering applicants based on overall criteria score, subject to sibling rule or preference
    3. Sibling preference: Siblings’ criteria scores shall be increased by 5 points prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern. Sibling preference applies to vanguards (Grades 4-5) and academies (Grades 6-8).

    Sibling rule: Siblings shall be automatically placed on a space-availability basis prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern. Sibling Rule applies to Harry Stone Montessori and G. B. Dealey Montessori

    Two-Way Dual Language Schools Two-Way Dual Language Schools

    Dallas ISD’s two-way dual language schools afford your son or daughter the opportunity to master two languages giving them a jumpstart in today’s global marketplace. Spanish and English language instruction in every classroom teaches students to read, write and think in two languages, increasing their career options and lifetime earnings.

    Dallas ISD’s Two-Way Dual Language schools are neighborhood schools. Students who live inside the attendance zone of any Two-Way Dual Language School may attend the campus; however, students must apply to enroll in the Two-Way Dual Language program. Not sure about your child’s attendance zone? Find your your child’s attendance zone.

    Students who desire to attend any one of the Dallas ISD Two-Way Dual Language schools, but who live outside that school’s attendance zone, can apply for a student transfer. Transfers are granted if space is available. The Transfer Window for the 2018-2019 school year will open in January 2018. Simply complete the transfer application. Note: In addition to completing the transfer application, students must also submit an application to enroll in the Two-Way Dual Language program.

    Note: Due to high demand, Rosemont, Lakewood and Withers elementary select students via lottery.

    Apply for a Two-Way Dual Language School


    Transformation Schools

    Two of our Two-Way Dual Language schools are Dallas ISD Transformation Schools. Regardless of residence, students wishing to enroll in either Solar Preparatory School for Girls or Eduardo Mata Elementary – A Montessori Campus must follow the enrollment guidelines listed below.

    Solar Preparatory School for Girls and Eduardo Mata Elementary are Dallas ISD transformation schools. Students wishing to attend one of these schools must submit an application and students are chosen via a lottery. Additionally, Solar Preparatory School for Girls requires parents to submit an application that includes the family’s household income. Family income information helps Solar Prep to create a diverse student body that represents students from a variety of income levels.

    Apply for Solar Preparatory School for Girls

    Apply for Eduardo Mata Elementary

    For more information about other Dallas ISD transformation schools, visit their website.

    Visual and Performing Arts Magnets Visual and Performing Arts Magnets

    Dallas ISD’s visual and performing arts magnets combine a love for the fine arts with a first-class academic environment. Our nationally recognized fine arts programs - dance, art, photography, theatre, and music – are excellent outlets for self-expression and provide a pathway to prestigious colleges and careers for your son or daughter.

    Students who wish to attend Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard, W.E. Greiner Elementary School, and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, must follow the magnet school application process. Students must submit an application, meet specific academic requirements and in some cases a portfolio or audition.


    Below is a helpful checklist that outlines the steps to apply along with an explanation of the selection process.

    Step 1

    • Based on interests, talents, and aptitude, select a 1st choice and a 2nd choice school. For specific school requirements and open house information visit www.dallasisd.org/magnet.

    Step 2


    Step 3

    • Complete one magnet program application (Only one application per student will be accepted. If more than one application for first choice is submitted, all applications will be disqualified from consideration.)
    • Submit application to the first-choice school beginning December 1-21, 2017 and January 9-31, 2018
    • Include your most recent report card and last year’s test scores (i.e. STAAR, norm-refernced tests)
    • Include an Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan, if applicable
    • Include proof of parent/guardian residence (current lease, current utility bill, no phone bills)

    Step 4

    • Magnet Assessment date will be scheduled once the complete application has been turned in to the 1st choice school (all required documents must be submitted to the 1st choice school)

    Step 5

    • Prepare for the magnet assessment and meet all deadlines. Follow all directions. Magnet assessment days are held December - February
    • Applicants will be notified of application status by March 1, 2018.

    Magnet School Selection Process

    The number of seats available for each magnet program will be identified before the application process begins.

    Check available seats per school

    Seats will be awarded based on the following formula:

    1. 30% of the seats awarded District-wide by rank ordering applicants based on overall criteria score. These students shall be chosen solely on the basis of merit without consideration of feeder pattern or sibling status
    2. 70% of the seats awarded within the comprehensive high school feeder patterns (adjusted proportionally for student population) by rank ordering applicants based on overall criteria score, subject to sibling rule or preference
    3. Sibling preference: Siblings’ criteria scores shall be increased by 5 points prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern. Sibling preference applies to vanguards (Grades 4-5) and academies (Grades 6-8).

    Sibling rule: Siblings shall be automatically placed on a space-availability basis prior to rank ordering by feeder pattern. Sibling Rule applies to Harry Stone Montessori and G. B. Dealey Montessori

    Project Based Learning, Urban Planning, Architecture & Design SchoolsProject Based Learning, Urban Planning, Architecture & Design Schools

    Dallas ISD’s project-based learning and urban planning, architecture and design schools are gateways to real-world experience for your son or daughter. Students develop critical thinking skills required for the next generation workforce through hands-on learning, real-world projects, and teamwork.

    Transformation School

    CityLab High School 
    CityLab High School is a Dallas ISD transformation school. Students wishing to attend the school must submit an application and students are chosen via a lottery. Additionally, CityLab High School requires parents to submit an application that includes the family’s household income. Family income information helps these schools create a diverse student body that represents students from a variety of income levels.

    Apply for CityLab High School

    For more information about other Dallas ISD transformation schools, visit their website.

    Project-Based Learning School

    A.Maceo Smith New Tech Nigh School
    Students wishing to attend A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School must submit an application and be in good academic standing.  Students are admitted on a first come-first serve basis. 

    Apply for A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School

    For more information about A.Maceo Smith New Tech High School, visit their website.