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    • Lubbock Independent School District
      Magnet / Specialty Programs
      Central Office East Building, Suite 233
      Lubbock, TX 79401
      Phone: (806) 219-0335 

    • The purpose of our Magnet/Specialty programs provide students opportunities that are not available in other schools. These programs attract students from outside the neighborhood attendance zones, are instructionally different and offer a variety of courses and opportunities. The schools with these programs offer core curriculum instruction, enriched academic courses, specialized curriculum, instructional strategies, and/or additional curricular, cocurricular, or extracurricular activities. Students interested in attending schools of choice (magnet/specialty schools) must access those schools through an application process.

    Transfer Information

    • Open House Dates

      The Transfer Window for the 2017-2018 School Year Opens
      January 4, 2017 and Closes February 17, 2017

      The Magnet/Specialty School Transfer Process is on a “First Come, First Serve” basis for the 2017-2018 school year. There may be times when waiting lists will occur due to magnet/specialty schools having more applicants than capacity will allow.

      • Parents will be notified of magnet transfer decisions by the end of March 2017.
      • Parents will be notified of regular transfer decisions by the end of April 2017.

       

      Students Attending a Lubbock ISD School and Currently Reside within LISD:

      For current LISD students, the magnet/specialty school transfer application is submitted to the current school of attendance on or before the district deadline (February 17, 2017). Office personnel at your current campus will date/time stamp the application and make a copy of the first page for you. Campus administration will complete the following sections of the application: grades, STAAR scores, ID number, number of days absent and number of discipline referrals. The student’s current campus will then forward the application to the requested magnet/specialty campus.

       

      Students Attending a Lubbock ISD School but Do Not Currently Reside within LISD:

      For out-of-district students who currently attend an LISD school, the application is submitted to the current school of attendance on or before the district deadline (February 17, 2017.) Office personnel at your current campus will date/time stamp the application and make a copy of the first page for you. Campus administration will complete the following sections of the application: grades, STAAR scores, ID number, number of days absent and number of discipline referrals. The student’s current campus will then forward the application to the requested magnet/specialty campus.

       

      Students Not Attending a Lubbock ISD School but Do Currently Reside within LISD:

      For students residing within LISD boundaries but not currently attending an LISD campus, applications should be completed by the applicant and the current school administration (grades, STAAR scores, ID number, number of days absent and number of discipline referrals). The application then needs to be submitted to the requested campus on or before the district deadline (February 17, 2017). Office personnel at the requested campus should date/time stamp and make a copy of the first page for you.

       

      Students Not Attending a Lubbock ISD School and Do Not Currently Reside within LISD:

      For first time, out-of-district magnet/specialty transfers, the application should be completed by the applicant and the current school administration (grades, STAAR scores, ID number, number of days absent and number of discipline referrals). The application then needs to be submitted to the requested campus. Office personnel at the requested campus should date/time stamp and make a copy of the first page for you. Placement decisions will be based on space availability, staffing and student discipline history, grades, and attendance. While there is no actual deadline for out-of-district applications, there will be some campuses which could be filled to capacity after the LISD applicants have been determined.

       

      Two-Way Dual Language Non-English Language Learners:

      If a current LISD Pre-K student would like to attend the Two-Way Dual Language Immersion Program, parents should complete BOTH the magnet/specialty transfer application AND the Two-Way Dual Language Immersion Program application (page 3 of magnet/specialty application). The applications should then be submitted to the current school of attendance. Office personnel at the current campus should date/time stamp and make a copy of the first page for you.  The current campus will send the application to the requested campus (Bean, Harwell, or McWhorter).

      For Pre-K and Kindergarten students who have never been enrolled in any LISD school and would like to attend the Two-Way Dual Language Immersion Program, parents should complete BOTH the magnet/specialty transfer application AND the Two-Way Dual Language Immersion Program application (page 3 of magnet/specialty application). The application then needs to be submitted to the requested school of choice (Bean, Harwell, or McWhorter).

       

      Please contact the Magnet / Specialty Programs office with questions concerning Magnet / Specialty Programs transfers for the 2016-2017 school year.

       

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