HISD is rich with diversity, mirroring Houston. Our specialty schools — dual language, language immersion, foreign languages and cultures — offer students the opportunity for broader language study, multicultural explorations, and the skills to function smoothly in a shrinking global environment
These programs are offered at the following schools:
Arabic Immersion School Website
Helms Elementary (Dual Language) Website
Kolter Elementary (Foreign Languages and Cultures) Website
Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School Website
Wharton (Dual Language) Website
Mark E. White (French Dual Language Immersion) (Mark White only accepts students by transfer application for the French program or as a boundary option for Briargrove, Emerson, Pilgrim, and Piney Point.) * Website
When there are more qualified applicants than space available, a school-specific lottery or audition shall be used to select students. All lottery sessions are being held at Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center by the Office of School Choice. Lottery results are not final until approved by the Office of School Choice.
If you have any questions about what to do next, please contact the magnet coordinator at the school where you have been offered a seat. For more information, please visit our Web site at http://www.houstonisd.org/magnet.