Application and Admission Process
You can complete a magnet application on-line here or by visiting our Magnet office at 802 N Sam Houston.
Magnet School Enrollment Process
Enrollment in magnet schools will occur in three phases.
Some programs require additional requirements.
Reagan & Hays Magnets
In addition to the on-line magnet application needed for Hays and Reagan, the following information must be presented to your campus of choice on or before the March 10th deadline:
1. Printed copy of magnet application;
2. KINDERGARTEN Applicants:
Austin Montessori & Milam Magnets
Parents who submit an application for students to Austin Montessori or Milam Magnets must attend an orientation session before the student will be considered during the lottery. The last day to submit an application is March 10th, 2017. The sessions are brief (30 minutes) and are designed to explain the individualized curriculum, student expectations, and the parental commitment that is required.
Cameron Dual Language Magnet
Parents who submit an application for students to Cameron Magnet must attend an orientation session before the student will be considered for the lottery. The last day to submit an application is March 10, 2017. The sessions are brief (30 minutes) and are designed to explain the individualized curriculum, student expectations, and the parental commitment that is required.
Alamo, Blackshear, Travis and Zavala Magnets
Alamo, Blackshear, Travis, Zavala only require an on-line application. They do not have additional requirements.
The Online Application Process
Q. How long does it take to complete the online application process? Typically, the process should take from roughly 10 minutes.
Q. What if I do not have access to a computer? Please contact the school for assistance.
Q. Is there another way of submitting an application other than online? No, the application process is strictly electronic.
Q. Once I've submitted the application electronically, how will I know that the submission is successful? Once the application is completed online, you will receive a generated message based on the email address you provided when you created an account.
Q. Should I allow anyone else to use my account? It is the user's responsibility to protect the integrity of any information entered in the system. This includes but is not limited to passwords or personal information about you or your child. You must also agree not to share your login information or password with anyone except a parent or legal guardian.
Q. My account has been disabled because I've attempted to login too many times. Should I set up another account? No. You must call the Office for an administrator to assist you.
Q. How is the lottery conducted? An external consultant conducts the lottery for each application period using Board approved criteria.
Q. When will parents be notified if they are selected to participate in a program? Parents will receive notification by email if their child has been selected once the lottery has been completed.
Q. What if my child is not selected for the initial lottery process? Once the initial emails have been sent to those students who are accepted, parents must accept the seat and/or participate in a screening process. Once vacancies become available, students in the waiting pool will be offered seats using the selection process.
Options for Children
PO Box 3912
802 N Sam Houston
Odessa, TX 79761
Phone: (432) 456-8890
Fax: (432) 456-8894