Fine Arts and/or Performing and Visual Arts
HISD’s Magnet programs in the fine arts build on academics to give students opportunities for creative expression. Young artists work together to produce high-quality performances, publications, and exhibitions that reflect their understanding of the arts, develop their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and enhance their self-esteem. Excellence in the arts is considered an integrated, natural extension of the academic program. Participants receive specialized instruction in a variety of areas.
Grade average of 78 and a conduct grade average of "S" is required in order to be considered for audition at all Fine Arts middle schools.
This program is offered at the following schools:
Lawson Middle School (Performing and Visual Arts) Website
Ortiz Middle School (Performing and Visual Arts) Website
Pershing Middle School (Fine Arts) 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.