If your student is interested in a Dallas ISD magnet school, you will need to submit a Choose Dallas ISD application. Each application submitted by January 31, 2022 will go through the following process:
1. Eligibility is Determined
Prior to being considered for enrollment, it will need to be determined if your student is eligible for the magnet school they are applying to.
Please visit the Magnet Eligibility and Process page on the Dallas ISD Magnet webpage for more information.
If your student is deemed "ineligible" to attend a magnet school to which they've applied, the school will email you to let you know. If you student is deemed "eligible", their application will move to the next step in the process, which may include an on-campus assessment or interview.
2. On-Campus Assessment/Interview (if applicable)
If your student has applied to a Dallas ISD magnet school, they may be required to attend either an on-campus assessment or interview. School staff will be in contact with you to schedule a time and date for this appointment.
During your student's assessment or interview, they will be assessed by the school staff and given a score or set of scores that will allow the school to rank them amongst other applicants. These scores will help determine whether or not your student will ultimately receive an offer to the school.
3. Magnet Selection Process
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; subjct 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 waiting list will remain active until the end of Dallas ISD's first grading period and student vacancies will be filled until that time.
Please visit the Magnet Eligibility and Process page on the Dallas ISD magnet webpage for more information.
4. Offer Determination - For all Choice schools selected on your application
In order to maximize the number of students who will receive offers to the schools of their choosing, each applicant may receive no more than one enrollment offer.
To determine which offer will be sent to your student, the Choose Dallas ISD system will look at all schools at which your student is in "pre-offer" status (meaning, they got in via the selection process). The "pre-offer" at your highest-ranked school will be the one offer that your student received. All lower-ranked "pre-offer" statuses will be automatically withdrawn and your student will no longer be considered for enrollment there.
5. Parent Notifications Sent
On March 1, 2022, all applicants will receive an email (and text, if applicable) letting them know their student's status at each of the schools to which they applied.
Enrollment Offer: all offers are subject to Choose Dallas ISD terms and conditions and msut be officially accepted within the allotted time. You may accept or decline the offer by logging into the Choose Dallas ISD system.
Wait Listed: your student will be wait listed at any school they ranked higher (i.e. wanted more) than the offer they received. He/She will remain on the schools wait list until one of two things occur: 1. either space becomes available or 2. your remove them from the wait list (telling the school you want to be removed and no longer interested in enrolling there). Wait list placement can be viewed by loggin into the Choose Dallas ISD system. The magnet wait list will expire at the end of the first grading period for the 2022/23 school year and will not roll over.
Withdrawn: your student's application will be withdrawn from any school they ranked lower (i.e. wanted less) than the offer they received. He/She will no longer be considered for enrollment at the school(s). If you change your mind and would like your student to be considered for enrollment again, you will need to submit a Round 2 application. Round 2 applications will only be available for schools that have space available in the CHoose Dallas ISD system beginning March 21, 2022. Round 2 applicants will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis and may be required to go through steps 1 & 2 again.