Two years ago when my daughter was just starting her last year of Pre-K, I was mostly clueless about the elementary schools in our area. I didn’t know anything about how to choose which schools would be good for her, let alone how to apply to those schools.
Now that I’ve gone through that process once (and am about to do it again!), I feel comfortable with it and hope that my experience can help you too.
My husband and I are both firm believers in public education so I knew I wanted to send my children to a public school. If you’re interested in private schools I won’t be able to help much, but there will hopefully be another post soon that will give you more details for those schools.
All of the information below is about HISD but there are probably similar resources for other area school districts.
You should begin the school selection and application process this fall for the 2014-2015 school year. This may seem early, but Magnet applications can be turned in beginning November 4, 2013, and must be submitted by December 20, 2013 to be considered in the first round of applicants.
**Disclaimer: All of the information on this page is a result of internet research that I have done and my own understanding of the process based on what I learned when going through it myself. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of anything on this page, so please use this only as a guide and verify everything yourself!**